Diane Foels

Diane (Snitker) Foels, 65, of Postville died Tuesday May 24, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Services were held Saturday, May 28 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church, Waukon. Burial was held at Smith Cemetery in rural Postville.

Diane, the daughter of Merlin and Jean (Kugel) Snitker, was born July 3, 1950 at the Postville hospital. She was baptized and confirmed at Zalmona Church in Waukon. She graduated from Postville High School. Diane ran the Craft Book Nook for 10 years. She then worked at Monona Wire for two years, Postville Ford for 10 years and finished her career at Tindell Shoes in Postville for five years.

Diane was united in marriage to Tennis Lee Foels June 2, 1995 at Zalmona Church in Waukon. She has two sons, Brian (Eva) Olson and Bruce (Erika) Olson. Tennis and Diane celebrated 20 years of marriage. They enjoyed Ranger rides along the creek, spending time with family and road tripping to eat at different hot spots.

Diane enjoyed her flower gardens, doing puzzle books, collecting rocks, canning, baking, and collecting rooster memorabilia, Santa Claus figurines and porcelain dolls. She also loved feeding the birds and watching the wildlife in their backyard. She enjoyed spending every minute she could with her seven grandchildren, Brett (Jordan) Olson, Patience (Josh) Williams, Blake Olson, Emily Olson, Blane Olson, Kaitlyn Olson and Brady Olson; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb Williams and Skylar Williams.

Diane is survived by her husband, Tennis Foels; her mother, Jean Snitker; six siblings: Larry (Sharon) Snitker, Suzanne Berg, Julie (Don) Russell, Jolene (Joe) Duwe, Randy (Beth) Snitker and Glen Snitker; two sons, Brian (Eva) Olson and Bruce (Erika) Olson; seven grandchildren: Brett (Jordan) Olson, Patience (Josh) Williams, Blake Olson, Emily Olson, Blane Olson, Kaitlyn Olson and Brady Olson; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb Williams and Skylar Williams.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Merlin Snitker; her father- and mother-in-law, Leo and Dorothy Foels; and her sister-in-law, Oma Foels.
 

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