Diane Marie Monahan (1953 - 2017)

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Diane Marie Monahan, 63, passed away May 4, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Diane and her husband Bob were living their dream in Okoboji and Arnolds Park.
Diane Nelson was united in marriage to Curt Maschino on Sept. 1,1973 where they were blessed with 3 children and later divorced. Then she met Bob Monahan and they married on Dec. 16, 2011.
She is survived by her children Tad Maschino (Lynne) of Castle Rock Colo., Ty Maschino and his fianceé Tena and Taylor Maschino, all of Ft. Dodge; and of course the sunshine of her life, her six grandchildren: Jacie, Conley, Dax, Tavares, Mace and Brayla. She is also survived by her parents Bobbie and Bob Nelson of Garland, Texas, and her sister Vicki McGuire (Mike) and children of Kansas City. Step-children Erin and T.J. Bouda and family of Ankeny. Robbi and Kevin Wittrock and family of Audubon, and Riley and Emily Monahan of Des Moines; also her special friend Linda Mericle and her extended family "The Shady Ladies".
Diane requested no services but the family had "Celebration of Life" for Diane on May 7, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the 4th Street Depot Bar and Grill in Ft. Dodge. Family and friends were invited to come and share their special memories of Diane. Any memorials can be made in Diane's name to a cancer center of your choice.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from May 12 to May 19, 2017