Fonda, Diane L.
June 17, 1932-February 21, 2023, of Omaha.
VISITATION Thursday, March 2, 5-7pm with prayer at 7pm at West Center Chapel, 7805 W Center Rd, Omaha. FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, March 3, 10am at West Center Chapel, private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Survived by her husband of 30 years, Jere Fonda. Preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Donald Schaefer. Survived by her children: Christine Schaefer (Gary Williams); Kimberly Burry (Richard); Mindy Sessions; Bradford Schaefer (Diane); Leslie Schaefer; Andrea Watts; Matthew Schaefer (Savannah); Jennifer Seek (Dwight); Holly Sullivan (Jack). Survived by stepchildren: John Fonda (Jerrie); Matthew Fonda. Survived by grandchildren: Sabena Kull; Colin Kull; Erin VanSickle; Megan Angner; Derek Burry; Jaime Rose; Nicholas Schaefer; Elise Prather; Amanda Hartquist; Logen Rueda; Evyn Watts; Qwynn Watts; Kyle Schaefer; Ian Schaefer; Sydney Schaefer; Jacqueline Shaffer; Abigail Seek; Riley Sullivan; Bram Sullivan; Mena Sullivan; Sloane Sullivan. Survived by 19 great-grandchildren. Survived by step grandchildren: James Fonda; Suzanne Fonda. Survived by 2 step great grandchildren. Survived by siblings: Andrea Corbino; Nancy Young; Chrisanne Mollak-Dienstbier. Preceded in death by grandmother, Mabel Rose Cornish, mother, Edna Louise Mollak, siblings Marilyn Jensen and Frank Keiderling. Preceded in death by grandson Jayson Rose.
We will never know a more loving, kind, intelligent woman than Diane. She was a role model for her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren; selflessly supportive of everyone and never judgmental. She was known for treating many with more class, grace, generosity, and dignity than they felt was deserved. Diane was as beautiful on the outside as she was within. A stunning, elegant, poised woman, Diane was a highly sought after local fashion model for well-known couture designers conducting trunk shows in the Midwest – even after raising 9 children – and into her 50’s! After the passing of her first husband, Diane was blessed to find love and happiness with her husband Jere for nearly 30 years, until her passing. And although Diane was unfairly burdened with illness and suffering her last few years, she fought to stay positive and never stopped helping her family, always putting her problems aside in order to help them with theirs. Life can be cruel and unfair to those least deserving, but we know that she is now free of distress and at peace. We will miss her terribly.