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Diana Jansma

Diana Kathern Jansma

Monday, July 31st, 1950 - Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Diana Kathern Jansma, 69, of Worden, passed away on Tuesday Aug 27, in Billings. She was born on July 31, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Dean and Hattie Jansma.
In 1957, Diana and her family moved from Cincinnati to Billings because of Dean’s chief engineering job at KULR8. Diana graduated from West High in 1968. Later she graduated from EMC with a Bachelors of Art.
Diana’s life was defined by her love for her two children, Eric Dean and Katelyn Marie. She moved mountains to protect and provide for Eric and Katelyn. Diana made sure Katelyn went to every Missionettes group, every dance practice and dance recital. Diana gave Eric the opportunity to be in Royal Rangers where he participated in the Pinewood derby races with the help of his Grandpa Dean. Eric also had the chances to enjoy spelunking and camping through Royal Rangers. Diana made sure both Eric and Katelyn were brought up in the church to know and love Jesus Christ.
Eric gave Diana two handsome grandsons, Shawn Paul and Joshua David. Both Shawn and Joshua loved their Grammie very much! Diana would take Joshua to the Pumpkin Patch every fall. Diana made sure to send Christmas and Birthday presents every year to Shawn. Kate gave Diana a handsome grandson named John Allen Pierce. Johnny definitely made his Grammie laugh and smile!
Diana shared her love for the Beatles with her daughter Kate. Diana was able to meet the Beatles when she was young with a friend at a press conference. Kate was able to take her Mom to see Paul McCartney playing in Missoula in 2014. That is a memory that Kate will never forget!
Diana included her grandson Joshua in her hobby of Ham Radio, which Diana’s dad Dean loved to do. Diana enjoyed listening to her radio on summer nights when storms were brewing around Montana.
Diana is preceded in death by her both of her parents and aunt Anita Pansegrau. Diana is survived by her sister Debi (Steve) Stokke; son Eric and daughter Kate (Cody) Catlin; grandsons, Joshua, Shawn and John; and her uncle Marvin Pansegrau.
Memorial service will be held at 2 pm Friday, Sept. 6, at Smith West Chapel, located at 304 34th Street West.
“Thank you, Mama, for everything you did for Eric and me! I Love you Mama!”
“God keep you and protect you, Mama!”
“All you need is Love”
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  • Service

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, September 6th, 2019 2:00pm
    Smith West Chapel
    304 34th Street West
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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  • Reception

    Smith West Chapel
    304 34th Street West
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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    A reception will follow the memorial service at Smith West Chapel.


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Kitty Daly

Posted at 04:34pm
Dear Katelyn and Eric,

Your dear mom was a true friend! Our lunch dates were a blessing for both of us, updates on our families and sharing life's blessings. I so enjoyed hearing from her and was always amazed by how her concerns for others were always more than for herself. She seemed to be happy even in times where most of us would be down and complaining.

She attended Eastern Montana college with my brother Timm, who also sends his love and condolences.

I want to express my deepest condolences and know your mom will be missed!

Love to all,

Kitty Daly

Stephanie Hilling

Posted at 10:58pm
Diana I’m so happy I had the chance to know you for a few short years. You will be missed but I’m so glad you’re no longer in pain. I will hold onto the memories. I love you!

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