Dyanne Lynne Struck Fivecoate, 62, Chili, went to heaven and found peace at 6:10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at her residence. After many years of living with debilitating brain and spinal tumors she is once again walking, talking, and enjoying beautiful, heavenly gardens.
Dyanne was born Dec. 19, 1958, in Miami County to Robert and Roberta (Barnhisel) Struck. They survive. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Doine and Clara Barnhisel and Stephen and Susan Struck.
As a child she lived with her family in Florida, New Jersey, UP Michigan, Montana and then finally back to Indiana. She graduated from North Miami High School in 1976. She attended the John Herron school of Art for two years then transferred to Manchester College. She graduated with an Art Education degree in 1980. She taught Art at Southwood High School for one year.
In 1978 she married Rick A. Fivecoate at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church. He survives. Also surviving is her beloved cat, Ricochet. Together they started their own home improvement business and worked as a team. She attended The FourSquare Gospel Church in Peru where she played the piano and organ for many years.
Dyanne was an extremely talented artist. She excelled in watercolor, pencil, stained glass, pottery, quilts and floral design. She played the piano, organ and saxophone. She also made the best gravy EVER! While never mastering the ability to do a cartwheel or play competitive kickball, Dyanne always cheered the rest of us on.
Dyanne and Rick loved to work in their yard and garden together. She had many different types of flowers including over 40 varieties of daffodils of which she could recite both their common and scientific names.
Surviving Dyanne are three sisters: Kim Walden (Lester), Mexico; Lynda Shrock (Jeff), Gilead; and Kary Kuhn (Mason)-Denver; and one brother, Dennis Struck-Denver. She also has three nieces, three nephews, three great nieces and three great nephews. She has many cousins that live throughout the country.
The family wants to thank her longtime caregiver, Christine Ellis, for the compassionate care over the last few years of her life. Thanks also to her church family for the love and support over the many years during her illness.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron.