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Diane Otillia (Feldpausch) Piper

September 3, 1943 — July 18, 2022

Ionia

       Diane Otillia Piper, age 78, of Ionia, MI, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.

       A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI, on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 10:30 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Eric Weber presiding.  Burial will take place at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, Michigan with a Rosary being prayed at 7:30 P.M.

       Diane was born in Fowler, Michigan on September 3, 1943, the daughter of Leo Urban and Virginia Ann (Thelen) Feldpausch.  She graduated from Fowler High School with the class of 1958.  On June 9, 1990, Diane married DeForest "Fred" Piper in Lansing.  She was a member of SS.  Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ionia.  She was a secretary for the State of Michigan Highway Department for over 20 years.

       Diane was a great single mother dedicated to raising her three children, from her first husband Gary Lee Weston.  She had a warm and giving heart.  She enjoyed canning and preserving fruits and vegetables for her family.  Diane loved to cook. She made soups and had the world's greatest meatballs.  She liked watching game shows, especially The Price is Right, and trips to the casino. In her later years, one of her greatest joys was to spend time with her Texas granddaughters: Merisa and Shuree.

       She fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.

       She is survived by her husband Fred; three children: Debbie (Jose Martinez) Weston, Jeff Weston, and Gary Weston; two step-children, Andrew and Sarah; eight grandchildren: Kasey (Cheryl), Merisa, Shuree, Zach, Shelby, Justin, Stephanie, and Amanda; and two great-grandsons.  She is also survived by seven siblings: Jane (Jim) Nurenberg, Ray (Karen) Feldpausch, Donna (Paul) Hufnagel, Steve (Eileen) Feldpausch, Pat (Linda) Feldpausch, Lee (Linda) Feldpausch, and Sandy Thelen; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandsons: Joey and Travis; one sister Geraldine Irrer, andone brother Gary Feldpausch, step-son Arnie.

     Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, July 21, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Fowler

11112 W. Ionia Street , Fowler, MI 48835

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Rosary

Thursday, July 21, 2022

7:30 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Fowler

11112 W. Ionia Street , Fowler, MI 48835

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, July 22, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

545 N Maple St, Fowler, MI 48835

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Burial

Friday, July 22, 2022

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

545 N Maple St, Fowler, MI 48835

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