Aug. 24, 1949-Dec. 16, 2011
CULVER — Former Culver resident Dianne Mackey (Haenes, Koehler), 62, died Dec. 16, 2011 at IU Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Dianne was born Aug. 24, 1949, in Aurora, Ill. to Marjorie (Galbreath) and Daniel Koehler.
Dianne moved to Culver in 1967 where she met and married Danny Haenes and had two children (Stephanie and Kristian).
Dianne had a strong faith in God and was very active in the church. She had a lifelong love of learning and was a self taught artist, painter, chef, master fondue artist and party planner (to name a few). She was a wonderful woman and a life long learner who excelled at everything she did.
Dianne married Richard Mackey in 1991 and became mother to his young daughter, Nicole, shortly thereafter.
Ms. Mackey had an incredibly close bond with animals. After leaving Culver in the early 1990s, she set up her own dog grooming and boarding business in Crisfield, Md.
Dianne loved life to the fullest and taught her friends and family to do the same. She always had a smile and a kind word for those she knew.
Ms. Mackey is preceded in death by her sister Margaret and parents Marjorie and Daniel. She is survived by her husband, Richard Mackey, brothers, Dennis (Donna) and Daniel (Brooke) Koehler, daughters, Stephanie (Timothy), Kris (David), Nicole, Cathy (Matthew), stepchildren Amy (Jason) and Richard (Johanna) and five grandchildren (Aly, AJ, Kerian, Mia and Aryren).
A memorial service was planned for Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:30 p.m. at the Culver Memorial Chapel. Visitation preceded at 2:30 p.m. A celebration of life followed at the Lakehouse Grille in Culver at 5:30 p.m.
A special thanks to the entire cardiac ICU staff at IU Medical center.