Diane Jean Anderson, 82 years old, of South Lake Drive, Rockport, TX, passed onto eternal life Monday morning, March 29th, 2021 after a short hospital stay and complications due to congestive heart disease. Diane Jean Craighead was born in Port Huron, MI in December of 1938 to Gerald and Evelyn Craighead.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Clair Craighead; and sister Peggy Bernhardt.
Diane is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Anderson; her children, Gerald McNeil (Barbie), Georgia Holbrook (Ron), Andréa McKahan (Thomas), and Andrew Jackson; her step-sons, Robert Anderson (Heidi) and Dave Anderson (Kim); eleven grandchildren, Shaun, Daniel, Joseph, Christopher, Misty, Jessica, Konor, Sage, Kylie, Logan, and Janse; eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved fur-baby Chou.
Diane obtained a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Pikeville College in Pikeville, KY in May of 1978. She spent many years teaching Special Education classes and working with troubled youth in Kentucky and Wisconsin. Diane later transitioned into a career in real estate in the Twin Cities Metro area, Minnesota. She retired as a broker and manager for Acorn Realty, Somerset, Wisconsin.
Diane was of Christian faith and enjoyed attending her neighborhood parish at Stella Maris Catholic Church, Lamar, TX. She enjoyed many fond memories and good times with the ladies at Lamar Women’s Club. Diane treasured every conversation with her grandchildren and many good friends. She was an avid outdoorsman, participating in many hunting and fishing excursions with her husband, brother-in-law, stepsons, and son. Diane was affectionately known as the “Turkey Grandma” by her granddaughters, Sage and Kylie.
Friends may attend Visitation starting at 9:00 am, Monday, April 5th, 2021, immediately followed by Funeral services at 10:00 am held at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home located in Rockport, Texas. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Wisconsin. Those wishing to contribute in Diane Anderson’s memory may make a memorial donation to Lamar Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Charlie Marshall Funeral Home & Crematory
814 E. Main Street
Rockport, Texas 78382
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