Dianne Ruth Ghertner
1947 - 2021
Dianne Ruth Ghertner, nee Laslavic, age 73, of Elk Grove Village, formerly of Oak Park, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Dianne was born on May 15, 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA. to the late Louis and Helen (nee Shantz) Laslavic. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and received a bachelor of arts degree in history. Dianne was a school teacher and taught history for many years before becoming an educational sales representative. Dianne was preceded in death by her son Andrew Ghertner. She is survived by her devoted partner Thomas Drabant, her son Paul Ghertner, former husband Gary Ghertner, sister Lynn Connolly (Terry), nephew Brian Connelly, niece Meghan Fazenbaker (David), great niece Emma Fazenbaker and great nephew William Fazenbaker. For more information, contact Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 708-383-3191. Please visit www.drechslerbrownwilliams.com to sign the on-line guestbook or to leave the family condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation at P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or online at


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Published by Chicago Tribune from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family, Dianne will deeply be missed
February 20, 2021