DIANA L. OCKERMAN, 75, of Cherokee

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

DIANA L. OCKERMAN, 75, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at her home with her family at her side.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa.  Pastor Barb Dinelli will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee, Iowa.  Public visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m.  Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.

Diana was born to Ralph and Vera (Richardson) Crawford on December 15, 1946 at Mason City, Iowa.  She attended and graduated from Mason City High in 1965.  She worked for Mercy Hospital, Nielson Marketing, and Heritage Nursing Home.  She married Rick Ockerman in 1970 at Camp LeJune, North Carolina, where he was stationed with the United States Marines.  They had two children, Jennifer and Douglas.

In 1971, they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and then back to Mason City.  She worked at a local nursing home for a short time.  In 1978, they moved to Webster City.  They moved to Cherokee in 1990, where she worked for Country Side Estates as a nurse’s aide and then became activity director.  Later, she worked as the administrative assistant for The Pride Group, retiring in 2014.

Diana enjoyed being involved with family activities including helping with go-kart racing and stock car racing.  She liked sewing and quilting, watching golf and NASCAR on t.v.  After retiring, she took over the family genealogy research from her mother-in-law.  She loved watching all of her grandchildren compete in their sports activities. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, and brother-in-law, Ann and Marv Hopp. 

Diana is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rick of Cherokee, Iowa; daughter, Jennifer Marshall, and her children, Dylan, Bryleigh, Brayden, Jaedyn, and Gavyn of Aurelia, Iowa; son, Doug (Nikki) Ockerman, and their children, Jayden, Karson, and Lynsee of Aurelia, Iowa; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert M. and Mary Ockerman of Adel, Iowa; also many nieces and nephews.