Diana Gesine Asher, 81
FEB. 26, 1931 - FEB. 2, 2013
Diana Gesine Asher, age 81, of Bloomington, died Saturday at her residence. She was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to Joseph and Hilda (Schulte) Trampke. She retired from Bloomington Hospital in 1995 as a registered nurse in oncology. She received her original nursing degree at General Hospital (Wishard) in Indianapolis, where she worked from 1954 to 1973, and later received her bachelor of nursing degree from Ball State University in 1992. She was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington as well as a member of the Joy Group. She enjoyed gardening and being a part of the Senior Citizens Quilting Group at the Bloomington Older Americans Center.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Joseph G. and Jennie Asher, of Chicago; four daughters and sons-in-law, Eugenia and Elza Marvin, of Bloomington, Kathryn and Alan Kortzendorf, of Franklin, Indiana, Christina and Alvin Royer, of Trafalgar, Indiana, and Elizabeth and Kris Sanchez, of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Martin Trampke, of Chicago and Paul and Cam Trampke, of Bloomfield, Indiana; six grandchildren, Sarah and John Asher, of Syracuse, Indiana, Nick Kortzendorf, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California, Jennah Kortzendorf, of Franklin, Indiana, Matthew Asher Chavez, of Corpus Christi, Texas and Katelyn Royer, of Trafalgar, Indiana, several nieces and nephews, her beloved Lhasa apso, Laddie, and her calico cat, Annabelle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and former Indianapolis fire captain, Eugene C. "Gene" Asher in 2006 and two sisters, Patricia Lorek and Margaret Abel.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Lawrence Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. A visitation will be at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Faith Lutheran Church.