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Diane L. Hertling

April 22, 1942 April 22, 2009
Diane L. Hertling
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Obituary for Diane L. Hertling

Diane L. Hertling, of Milford, formerly of West Bloomfield, passed away on her Birthday, April 22, 2009. She was 67 years old. Born in Detroit on April 22, 1942, the daughter of Edward & Margaret Broome, Diane grew up in Ferndale and graduated from Ferndale High School. She began her college study at Western Michigan University and returned to southeast Michigan to complete her Associates degree at Oakland Community College. In 1967 she met Heiner Hertling through mutual friends and began a loving relationship that would grow to see over forty wonderful years. Following their marriage in 1968, the Hertling�s made their home on Green Lake in West Bloomfield, and were blessed with the births of their daughters. They enjoyed close connections and many longtime friendships with neighbors during the thirty years they resided there. In 1999, Diane & Heiner moved to Milford where they have been well regarded for their kind and creative nature and numerous contributions to the community.

Amidst her many interests and constant activity, Diane most enjoyed being a mom. She was highly active in her daughter�s sporting events and maintained an open household for their friends to feel welcome. She was member of the Milford Garden Club, a former Girl Scout Leader and also enjoyed her membership with the �Ladies of the Lake,� a group of woman from Green Lake who�ve maintained their social activity over many years and distances. Inseparable since the day they met, Diane and her husband have enjoyed working closely together on many projects in the field of fine art. Recently, they opened Heiner�s studio on Milford�s south side. Joined by many friends, her family mourns Diane�s passing while giving thanks for her life and the unending memories of a devoted wife & mother, dependable friend & neighbor and a good woman.

In addition to her beloved husband, Heiner, Diane is survived by her loving daughters, Wendy (Gregory) Weber, Heidi (Bradford) Merritt, Stefanie (Phil) Schwaiger and Melanie Hertling; grandchildren, Jared, Morgan, Chase, Jason, Kaden, Hannah, Gabriel, Paige, Ethan and Asher. Her brother, Bill Broome; nephew, Brian Broome, numerous extended family members and many dear friends also survive.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford on Saturday, April 25 at 11AM with Tim McCullem officiating. Friends may visit on Friday 2-8PM and Saturday one hour prior to service. In Diane�s name, Memorials may be made to Children�s Hospital of Michigan/Office of Development/Hematology/Oncology Dept., 3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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