August 4, 1935 - December 12, 2021
Diane Louise Rink Born: August 4, 1935 Died: December 12, 2021 (Age 86) Parents: Maria Katherina Drude (nee Schmitz) and Herman Carl Drude Surviving Siblings: Linda Drude, Sister and John Drude, Brother Children: Larry Rink (Karen McHugh), Jeanne Hey (Kenneth), Julie Rink (David Bohrer) Grandchild: Stephen Rink Diane was a devoted and loving Mother, Sister, and Grandmother. She raised her three children as a single mother and worked extremely hard to make sure they had a good and safe upbringing with all they needed. She had a close relationship with her Grandson, Stephen, and would go on many adventures together. Diane was a lifelong resident of Detroit and proud of it! She loved her city and enjoyed working Downtown. Diane always had a passion for helping the less fortunate, and she participated in the Big Sister Program mentoring a young lady through her youth. She always found room in her heart and home for a stray cat in need. Her home was her pride and joy and she loved nothing more than working in her yard or decorating the interior. She retired from First Federal Bank after a long career as an Executive Secretary. Diane was one of those people who would light up a room when she arrived. Her effervescent personality and elegant appearance would instantly win over friends and strangers alike. She loved spirited conversations on politics, where she could strongly express her views. She loved spending time with her many close friends, going to lunch, shopping, and a good vodka martini. Diane loved jazz music and could be seen in Downtown Detroit, where she enjoyed the music of some of the top jazz artists in the country. Diane suffered with dementia for many years and was lovingly cared for by her sister, Linda, and her daughter, Julie, in Saginaw, Michigan, where she passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Memorial visitation will take place on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service, 12:00 p.m., at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks east of Woodward), Royal Oak. In lieu of Flowers, the Family asks that Memorial contributions can be directed to the Alzheimer's Association: https://act.alz.org/donate Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.
Diane Louise Rink Born: August 4, 1935 Died: December 12, 2021 (Age 86) Parents: Maria Katherina Drude (nee Schmitz) and Herman Carl Drude Surviving Siblings: Linda Drude, Sister and John Drude, Brother Children: Larry Rink (Karen McHugh),... View Obituary & Service Information
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Diane Louise Rink
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