Diana S. Nichter

November 21, 1934 - November 29, 2019

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Diana S. Nichter, 85, of Kendallville died Friday, November 29, 2019, at SouthPointe Healthcare Center in Indianapolis.

She was born November 21, 1934, in Fort Wayne to Louis C. and Harriette Belle (Landes) Rastetter.

In 1964, she married Kenneth Nichter. He preceded her in death in 2001.

Mrs. Nichter graduated from Purdue University School of Nursing in Fort Wayne where she received a degree as a registered nurse. She also received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Francis University in Fort Wayne. She worked as a surgical scrub nurse and retired after 23 years in administration at McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville.

She and her husband moved from Fort Wayne to Big Long Lake in LaGrange County in 1970, where they lived for over 30 years. They enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, casino trips, and their winter home in Sebring, Florida. After her husband’s death, she moved to Kendallville and did volunteer work.

Diana was an active member of Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Ladies Auxiliary, Kendallville Elks Lodge, Eagles Auxiliary in Kendallville, Rome City American Legion Post 281 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Sebring, Florida Amvets Post 21 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are a sister, Harriette Headford of Indianapolis and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Louis C. Rastetter, Jr.

Private burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

Preferred memorials are to Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Ladies Auxiliary, 127 Veterans Way, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Guest Book

Tom and Rita Nichter
December 6th, 2019 5:44pm
Fort Wayne

We were so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was a great sister in law to our family and I enjoyed getting together for lunch with her to catch up. I will really miss her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rita.

Bill & Pam Eltschlager
December 4th, 2019 11:07pm
LaFollette, TN

Great memories of a good lady who had a wonderful sense of humor with a big laugh. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Jack Lane
December 4th, 2019 8:58pm

Always one of my favorite people. Loved to hear her laugh.

Dianne R Sargent
December 3rd, 2019 9:35pm

So many memories working at McCray Hospital . some of my favorite were of the McCray Bowling League ,where one time ,someone had their pants on backwards. Also when we'd have the annual bowling awards dinner at St James . We all were family . Diane was a very jovial lady ,a great nurse and a friend. Rest in peace.

Steve and Dicie Leins
December 3rd, 2019 2:10am
Corunna, Indiana

Diane you will be missed by all of us. So sorry for your family and Prayers gor their loss.