Diane Novotny Whipple, 55

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Pleasant Ridge, MI  | 2/3/1962–3/6/2017

 

Diane Novotny Whipple, 55, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, after an 11-month battle with a rare uterine sarcoma. She was born Feb. 3, 1962, and was raised in Albany.  Beloved Wife of Douglas Paul Whipple. Loving Mother of Emma Whipple and Maxwell “Max” Whipple. Dear Daughter of Ronald E. and the late Elizabeth “Betty” Novotny (nee Skluzacek). Dear Sister of Karen (Jerry) Gordon, Joanne Novotny, Kevin Novotny, Allen (Michelle) Novotny and the late Ronald Novotny.

Diane was well-known for her charisma, humor, and energetic approach towards life. She was a supportive and loving mother who prioritized her family above all. She made a point to attend every activity, program, or sporting event that her children were a part of.  Diane was actively involved with a number of community and school organizations, including: Pleasant Ridge Woman’s Club; active member of her children’s sports booster clubs; and the Pleasant Ridge Foundation, where she served as Auction Chairman for 5 years. Diane worked for many years as a sales and marketing executive in the insurance industry.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, in Ferndale, Michigan 48220.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America at: http://support.curesarcoma.org/goto/DianeNWhipple

 

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