Dianne A. Rickenberg

March 08, 1949 ‒ August 10, 2019

Croton, Ohio

Dianne A. (Norden) Rickenberg, age 70, of Croton, OH passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. She was born March 8, 1949 in Napoleon, OH to the late Rudolph and Amelia (Biederstedt) Norden. She married Lauren H. Rickenberg on June 20, 1970; Dianne and Lauren shared 49 years together, before Lauren’s passing on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

In addition to being a homemaker, Dianne was employed for many years as a payroll clerk, retiring in 2015 from Resource, International. A member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, Dianne enjoyed reading, working jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, and visiting with friends.

She and husband Lauren enjoyed many trips and vacations in Amish Country and to Hawaii. A doting grandmother, she was always sharing photos of the grandkids with others. Dianne was especially known for making her “Grandma Cookies.” Family shares that her greatest achievement was raising a successful family (with husband Lauren’s help, of course) and seeing them establish successful families of their own.

Left to cherish Dianne’s memory are daughters: Tammy (Keith) Foor of Johnstown, and Tracy (Eric) Chustz of Sulphur, LA; son, Todd (Rebecca) Rickenberg of London; grandchildren: Amber Chustz, Johnathan Foor, Adam and Cheyenne Rickenberg; brothers Thomas (Connie) Norden, Napoleon, and Terry (Karen) Norden, also of Napoleon; sisters Debra (Andrew) Froelich, Wooster, Linda (Jim) Kruse, Beavercreek, and Lisa (Tim) Chamberlain, Toledo, and many friends.

The family will receive friends for Dianne and Lauren on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Rt. 61(at St. Rt. 3), Sunbury, OH. A joint service for Dianne and Lauren will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Hartford Cemetery in Croton.

Donations in Dianne’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association at: www.diabetes.org.

Condolences may be expressed to the family, and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com The Devore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Rickenberg family.

  • To the families of Lauren and Diane, please accept my sincere sympathy and know that you will be in my prayers.

  • To Tammy Keith and Johnathan I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a very special lady and I always enjoyed seeing her at Curves. May God comfort you in this tme of loss.

  • Lynn and I are so saddened at the loss of both Lauren and Diane. Our heartfelt sympathies to their children and grandchildren.

  • I attended Faith church with Dianne and Lauren. Wonderful people. I was able to take Dianne to the hospital to visit her husband and her conversation centered around family. She and Lauren are now, eternally reunited.

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