Diana Engelhardt, 83, New Salem, died October 13, 2015.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 16, 2015, at St. Pius V Catholic Church, New Salem, with Fr. Selva Periannan as celebrant. Interment will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery on Monday, October 19 at 11:00 am.
Visitation will be held Friday at Elm Crest Manor, New Salem, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Diana was born October 26, 1931, to Charles and Gladys (Smith) Huncovsky. She was raised and educated in Dickinson. While working at an insurance company she was visited daily by a persistent, charming, "smart aleck," young man from the "Southside." Tony and Diana were married on August 1, 1950. They started their married life in Streeter, ND then on to New Salem for 17 years, Mandan for 43 years, and back to New Salem in 2013.
Being an only child, Diana loved the fact that she had a large family. She loved family gatherings and playing dice/board games with her children and grandchildren. Her most fond memories were living in New Salem where she and Tony raised their children. She was happy to move back to New Salem and Elm Crest in 2013 and reunited with her lifelong friends. She became a caretaker to the other residents. Diana never missed coffee time with a "cookie." She truly missed Tony, her husband of 63 years, who passed away in 2014. Her family will miss her witty sense of humor and also that famous "look" she gave when we were too loud or said something she didn't like.
Diana will be deeply missed by her children: Merry Balzer (Bob Jaeger), Kent, WA, Shelley (Jeneil Lagasse) Engelhardt, Seattle, WA, and Kris (Tom) Petrik, Bismarck; her sons, John (Deatte) Engelhardt, Henderson, NV, and Jim (Pam) Engelhardt, Mandan; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, John Frison, Sidney, MT; and one sister-in-law, Martha Engelhardt, Fargo.
Diana was preceded in death by her husband, Tony; her parents; her sisters-in-law, Dot Frison and Florence Jahnke; and brothers-in-law, Leonard Jahnke and Joseph Engelhardt.
Memorials may be given to Elm Crest Manor of New Salem, St. Pius V Catholic Church of New Salem, or your favorite charity.