DIANE ELLISON-HAAK MUNSTER, IN Diane Ellison-Haak passed away at her home suddenly on April 30, 2013. Diane is survived by Russ Haak; siblings: Debra Ellison, Tomi Ann (Joseph) Alfieri, Kevin (Mike) Ellison and Thomas Ellison; aunt, Cindy Ellison Badten; aunt, Wilma (Joseph) Ellison; uncle, Clinton Ellison; nephews: Ryan Gailmard, Sean (Gina) Gailmard, Jordan (Nina) Ellison, Nicholas Alfieri, Peter Ellison, James and Parker Ellison; niece, Elizabeth Ellison; and numerous great nephews, a great niece and cousins. Preceded in death by parents: Thomas and JoAnn (Bubonovich) Ellison; sisblings: Timothy Ellison, James Ellison and Brian Ellison; maternal grandparents: Thomas and Helen (Dabies) Bubonovich; paternal grandparents: Clinton and Edith (Knapp) Ellison; uncle, Joseph Ellison; and aunt, Barbara (Ellison) Kahn. She was born on May 16, 1958; Diane was the fourth of eight children. Diane attended St. Thomas More Grade School and Munster High School. She was a graduate of Purdue University, Lafayette, IN. Diane held a variety of jobs throughout her life at Calumet National Bank, Student Teaching, Munster Donut, Butterfingers, Key Market and Zeldenrust Farms. With a passion for animals, the highlight of Diane's youth was receiving her horse, Tursk. She loved to ride and spend time at the stables. Diane was able to keep all who knew her in stitches with her sharp, quick with..simply put she was hilariously funny. Diane was a walking encyclopedia of information about nutrition, vitamins and food
so much so that others would randomly come up to ask questions sensing she "knew" the answers. Diane loved country music and was hoping to visit Nashville, TN to attend the Grand Ole Opry. She loved to travel to warm climates and enjoyed cooking, gardening, walking and reading. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Kish Funeral Home located at 10000 Calumet Avenue, Munster. Burial will be Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond with a procession from Kish Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Chicago Adult Epilepsy Center. www.supportuc mc.uchicago.edu. Follow the prompts to male a specified donation under "Make a Gift." www.kishfuneralhome.net
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Kish Funeral Home & Cremation Services
10000 Calumet Ave Munster, IN 46321
Published in The Times on May 5, 2013