Diana Glynn Glissman, 88, Plymouth, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Diana was born on April 17, 1933, in LaPorte, to Herbert and Mary Huhnke. On Jan. 7, 1956, she married Theodore Hale Glissman, of Kouts, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Walkerton, with Father Phillip C. Moore, then Academic Vice-President of Notre Dame, officiating.
She lived in Porter County, until 1970, when she and her family moved to Plymouth.
Surviving are two daughters: Denise (Steve) Benczik of Plymouth; and Madelyn (Tim) Bush of Champlin, Minn.; and her beloved grandchildren: Sarah Benczik and Ryan Benczik; and Kit, her constant feline companion.
Her parents and husband, Ted preceded her in death.
Diana was an artist who completed many oil paintings and created porcelain dolls including her own original creations. She wrote, illustrated and published “The Dolls At Our House” in 1986. Diana owned her own business as a real estate broker for many years. She also sold her handmade dolls and ran for county commissioner.
She was a member of SOAR (Steelworkers of America Retirees), a lifetime member of the Marshall County Historical Society, and worked for the Missions as an Associate of the PHJC for over 38 years. Diana and Ted loved to “cut a rug” to big bands across the Region throughout their married lives. They also loved traveling to visit family and friends especially in Arizona. Diana doted over her grandchildren, regularly attending academic and social events and spending many summer evenings watching Little League baseball and 4-H shows.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 West Madison Street, Plymouth, from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, with the Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Viewing at 10 a.m. will be followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Walkerton. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the American Cancer Society and Catholic Charities.