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In Memory of

Diane K. Rolfs

October 30, 1951 - June 12, 2017

Obituary


Diane passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 12, 2017. The cause of death was Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She was born October 30th, 1951 to Harmon and Mary Lou Williams in Goshen, Indiana. She attended Purdue University School of Nursing and began her career at Cincinnati General Hospital, where she met her husband, Dr. Robert Rolfs. They were married on June 25th, 1983 in Cincinnati, Ohio. They were blessed with two children, Colin and Meghan, a daughter-in-law, Michelle, and a beautiful grandchild, Emilia. Diane is survived by her parents, three siblings, her...

Diane passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 12, 2017. The cause of death was Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She was born October 30th, 1951 to Harmon and Mary Lou Williams in Goshen, Indiana. She attended Purdue University School of Nursing and began her career at Cincinnati General Hospital, where she met her husband, Dr. Robert Rolfs. They were married on June 25th, 1983 in Cincinnati, Ohio. They were blessed with two children, Colin and Meghan, a daughter-in-law, Michelle, and a beautiful grandchild, Emilia. Diane is survived by her parents, three siblings, her husband, her two children, and her grandchild.

She was a loving mother and friend. Diane loved the outdoors. She noticed the small things like flowers and birds as much as the mountains and vistas. Diane was a nurse for over 30 years. She was a consummate nurse who always put her patients first and would do anything to make sure they received the care they needed. She felt privileged to be a part of so many lives.

Diane was blessed with many remarkable friends, neighbors, coworkers, and caregivers. She and her family want to thank those many people who helped her in so many ways, especially during the last few years. Diane was weakened physically by ALS, but she never lost her spirit, her love of life, or her ability to put things in perspective for those around her.

A celebration of her life is being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, ALS Division (http://www.alsmda.org/help/donate/).

"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to live life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty and truth."

-Albert Einstein