Diane K. Childs
It is with great sadness that the family of Diane Kay Childs announces her peaceful passing after a nearly three-year battle with small cell lung cancer on September 3, 2019, at the age of 75. Diane was born in Algona, IA on July 11, 1944. She was raised and lived most of her life in Ames, IA. She married Michael T. Childs on January 13, 1963. She and Mike retired in 1999 to a beautiful lake home on 6th Crow Wing Lake near Nevis, MN. She will be remembered fondly by her many friends in Ames, Nevis, Cass Lake and Park Rapids. She worked at the Iowa State Library in Ames, IA and Northwoods Bank of Minnesota in Park Rapids, MN. Diane’s three grandchildren gave her great joy, each holding a special place in their Nana’s heart. Diane was a founding member of the Itasca Ruby Violet Red Hat Ladies Club of Park Rapids/Nevis. She enjoyed their many social events and always had a wonderful time with the “Red Hatters.” Diane loved watching all kinds of sporting events. Her favorites included the Twins, Vikings and any sport event involving her beloved Iowa State Cyclones. Diane was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, James and Donna Neville; mother and step-father, Kathryn and Robert Krohne. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Michael T. Childs of Cass Lake, MN; daughters, Lisa Childs of Edina, MN and Chelle (Judd) Guericke of Rogers, MN; and her three grandchildren, Hannah (Ross) Conn of Robbinsdale, MN, Judson D. Guericke of Fargo, MN and William Guericke of Rogers, MN; two step-brothers, William (Karen) Schoenenberger, Thomas (Donna) Schoenenberger and step-sisters, Jane Day and Connie (Wayne) Rich. A celebration of Diane’s life will be held at Peace Lutheran Church of Nevis, MN on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 11;00 am, officiated by Pastor Tim Balfanz. Luncheon will follow.