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Diane B. Reding

May 26, 1940 — February 8, 2024

Northfield Township

Diane B. Reding

Diane B. Reding, a beloved mother and cherished member of her community, passed away peacefully at home on February 8, 2024. Born on May 26, 1940, in Highland Park, Michigan, to the late Helen (nee O’bryan) and Joseph Kaiser.   Diane's siblings were an integral part of her life as well. She shared a special bond with each of them: Gregory Kaiser (Leslie), Judie O'bryan, and Shirley Proctor (Darryl).  Diane’s memory will also live on in the hearts and minds of many nieces and nephews.

She was a devoted mother to her three sons: Robert Reding Jr. (the late Vicki), John Reding (Leandra), and Joseph Reding (Shelley). In addition to being a loving mother, Diane also took great pride in being a grandmother. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart: Robert Reding III (Tracy Knutson), Amanda Reding (Adam Froehlich), Klayton Reding (Rachel Debrincat), Halee Reding, Jason Reding (Sarah), Rachel Reding (Kyle Webster), and Joshua Reding (Lauren Flanagan). Diane's face would light up with sheer joy whenever she spent time with them or heard news of their accomplishments. Diane was blessed with two great-grandchildren, Aliya Reding and Theodore Reding. 

Diane grew up in Livonia and graduated from Bentley High School.  She moved to Whitmore Lake in 1965 and was very active with Old St. Patrick Catholic Church and the children’s school activities. Diane graduated from Washtenaw Community College with a degree in the dental field.  After many years as a dental assistant, Diane became the office manager.  Her ability to relate to the patients made her well suited to her new position.  She was there to help patients who often had anxiety about visiting the dentist.  Many of her patients as well as her co-workers became lifelong friends.

One of Diane’s passions for life included her flower gardens and gardening.  All varieties of blossoms surrounded her home and her backyard.  She had a lovely lily garden she tended with devotion.  A visitor to Diane’s home was treated to a walk around the house for a look at the wide variety of plants and flowers she cultivated.  When Diane visited friends and family, she frequently took a bouquet of fresh flowers or a simply beautiful single rose to brighten their homes and bring a smile to their faces.  

Diane had varied interests, and that was apparent with another strong desire she had to conquer the investment world.  Her father paved the way with his dedication to learning everything he could about the confusing world of investing.  They spent many hours talking about what to invest in, when to invest, when to sell and when to hold. Later on, Diane’s son, John, also became very involved with investments.  They, too, spent many hours covering their options.  

Diane’s home was a family center for holidays, graduations and out-of-town visitors.  She was the extended family coordinator. Family gathered and became closer by being together.  Diane had a large backyard for games and friendly competitions.  The younger adults and children played whatever games they agreed to and became closer emotionally and physically during friendly takedowns.  The older adults gathered on the deck to observe and just to spend time together catching up with each other’s family news.   It was a sweet experience for all who were there just to be closer to a growing family.  

She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched throughout her remarkable journey. 

The family would like to thank the Trinity Hospital cancer team, the Trinity Health at Home hospice team and many others through her battle with cancer over the past year.

A visitation service will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home located at 280 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170. The visitation will begin at 3:00 PM and conclude at 8:00 PM on the same day.

The funeral will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Old St. Patrick Catholic Church situated at 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. The visitation will commence at 10:30 AM leading up to a Mass starting at 11:00 AM.

Following the burial, all are invited to attend a Funeral Luncheon at Captain Joe's Grill, 9901 Main Street North, Whitmore Lake, Michigan.

In memory of Diane Reding, contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, (mail in forms available online as well): http://mdacc.convio.net/goto/Diane_Reding   



 

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 15, 2024

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Schrader-Howell Funeral Home

280 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170

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Friday, February 16, 2024

10:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Old St. Patrick Catholic Church

5671 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Mass

Friday, February 16, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Old St. Patrick Catholic Church

5671 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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