My Mom

My mom died at 2 pm EDT today. She had been in the hospital for a few days with pneumonia but wasn’t responding to antibiotics. Maureen and Jane were with her as were my dad’s sister Verna and my cousin Derek.
I prepared an obituary for her today, but the funeral details are still being worked out so I didn’t include them here.

Diane Serger

Diane (Dornberger) Serger, 81, of Hamilton, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Fort Hamilton Hospital.
She was born January 31, 1933, in Hamilton, Ohio to Albert and Allene (Hand) Dornberger. In 1951, she graduated from Notre Dame High School, and in 1955, she graduated from The College of Mount St. Joseph.
On June 22, 1957, she married Charles J. Serger at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Hamilton, and he preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker for most of her married life. From 1986-1995, she taught language arts at Wilson Junior High School. In her retirement she had been active at St. Ann Catholic Church where she had been a parishioner for over 50 years. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends at the Fairfield Senior Center and participating in events of the Sterling Silvers.
She is survived by her five daughters: Maureen (Frank) Bly of Garland, Texas; Jane Serger of Cincinnati; Barbara (Ray) Haldorson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Amy (Ron) Peters of Osgood, Indiana; and Katie Kruger; six grandchildren: Dillon, Keaton, Laurel, Rachel, Charlie, and Allene; and dear friends Steve and Monica Pfirrman.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son Thomas, an infant granddaughter Nichole, sister Virginia Tanner, son-in-law Wayne Kruger, and friends Bob Pfirrman and Nannie Baker.

7 thoughts on “My Mom

  1. Katie, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You look a lot like her! That is a very nice picture of her. Take care – we’ll keep your family in our prayers, as always. Love, Phil & Sandy

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Dear Katie,
    We are sorry to learn of your mother”s death. Her passing is a great loss to you, Laurel, and Charlie, as well as to your sisters.Some time after the death of my own mother, I came across a line in a book I was reading that gave me some comfort. I hope it will do the same for you, “Death ends a life; it does not end a relationship.” Your Mom will always be your Mom.
    With our love and concern,
    Roberta and Ralph

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