Diane Feaster Westin

Diane Feaster Westin

Oct 11, 1932 – Feb 25, 2017

Passed away peacefully at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. Diane’s trademark was to slowly squeeze the hand of those she cared for three times signifying, “I love you.” Her life was her family and friends and spending as much time with them as possible. Every day she could be heard saying, “Now what can I do for you today?”

Diane graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1954. She was a second grade teacher at Oakdale School and was involved in a multitude of charity organizations. She was fortunate enough to give generously to her communities and philanthropic projects in Omaha and Rancho Mirage, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Ardyth Feaster, and husband, Richard Westin. She is survived by her beloved children: Kristin Behmer (Chris) of Batavia, IL, Richard Westin (Pam) of Omaha, Robin Westin-Schmit of Deephaven, MN, and Karin Hogan (Robert) of Omaha; 13 grandchildren: Kirklund Behmer, Cortney Behmer, Taylor Behmer Wren Westin, William Westin, Reed Westin, Eric Schmit (Morgan), Brian Schmit, Caitlin Schmit, Laurin Hicks (Thom), Tanner Hogan, Travis Hogan, and Lydia Hogan; two sisters-in-law, Margie McKee and Sally Carlson, both of Omaha; special caregiver, Ieshia Clark and multiple other caregivers; a myriad of family and many, many “best friends” who will miss her dearly. “Have I told you lately that I love you?”

The family will receive friends Friday, March 3rd from 4pm to 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel.  SERVICES Saturday, March 4th at 11am, Morning Star Lutheran Church, 331 So. 85th Ave. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Henry Doorly Zoo or Morning Star Lutheran Church.


  • stacey L carlson Posted February 27, 2017 3:44 pm

    My beautiful vivacious Aunt Diane. There will never be anyone else like you. Whenever you were in the room, it seemed that everything was right in the world. I’ll miss you.

  • Kathy Gladem Posted February 28, 2017 10:25 am

    I had the pleasure of meeting this vibrant lady one time. She gave a wonderful gift of love and caring to my granddaughter and I will be forever grateful to her and her family. Just meeting her once made her a part of my life. I have cried many tears this last week, as I receieved word of her failing body. The loss of this lovely lady is felt by many. God and his angels have her now and I know she has a beautiful place in heaven with her husband. My condolences to all of her family and friends. May God guide you all in the continued journey of life without Diane.

  • April Eaves Posted February 28, 2017 1:08 pm

    This was one of her favorite songs to sing in voice therapy
    All I want is a room somewhere,
    Far away from the cold night air.
    With one enormous chair,
    Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly?
    Lots of choc’lates for me to eat,
    Lots of coal makin’ lots of ‘eat.
    Warm face, warm ‘ands, warm feet,
    Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly?
    Her smile, her shining personality, will be more then missed.

  • Bridget Coffey Posted February 28, 2017 10:43 pm

    I miss you already. I’m very thankful to meet such an awesome lady. Who I consider my friend. I enjoyed being there for you and your family. In return I met the greatest person, Diane. My heart goes out to the family. I know she’s ok because she’s with her wonderful husband, Dick Westin. I love you both. Sincerely Bridget Coffey and family

  • Kara Bachman Posted March 1, 2017 7:31 am

    She was one of the most genuinely kind, giving and welcoming women I have known. Her presence on this earth will be missed by so many.
    praying for her entire family and for her friends for their comfort in this time. God bless and comfort all of you!

  • Brenda Miller Posted March 1, 2017 8:58 am

    Dear Kristin & family,, I am shocked & and so deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s passing.. even when years went by between times I would see her, it was always like meeting a dear friend. The last time we met,, we sat together for a long while as she shared with me some of her life experiences & her beautiful love story. She was wonderful & my thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Steve Mueller Posted March 1, 2017 10:36 am

    Deepest Condolences and Peace.

  • Janice Fonda Posted March 1, 2017 2:13 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always so kind and supportive of me and all of us that had the pleasure to know. Her warm heart and beautiful smile will be greatly missed by many. XO

  • Bobbie Smith Posted March 2, 2017 8:45 pm

    I have known Diane for many years…first when we both were teachers for District 66 in Omaha, Later, we My late husband and I were friends with she and Dick at Happy Hollow in Omaha, and at Thunderbird CC in California. She was always a very upbeat and friendly lady, She will certainly be missed, and I send my most sincere sympathy and condolences to her extended family…

  • Linda Mokos Posted March 3, 2017 12:32 pm

    Karin, I am so sorry to learn of Diane’s passing. I so enjoyed the short time I was able to spend with her. Such a lovely lady. May the Lord’s peace be upon you and your family at this time.

  • tiffany white-welchen Posted March 4, 2017 9:06 am

    Karin, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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