Diana

Diana

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Diana "Di" L. Brewer, 66, of Galion, passed away early Saturday  morning, May 13, 2017, at Mill Creek Nursing Home. She was born November 22, 1950, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Leonard and Shirley (Heinberger) Schindler. 

She graduated in 1969 from Ontario High School and attended The Ohio State University. Di was an animal lover and that fit perfectly with her job at Horizon Veterinary Hospital where she worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 20 years. She knew that pets were part of a family and treated each member, furry or not, with that special loving care. Di also had worked as an aerobic instructor and at WalMart. Her energy was contagious and she enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends. She enjoyed crafting, ceramics, pottery, gardening and canning. She was a former member of Millennial Quilting Club for several years. Most people were in awe of the energy she exuded and the wonderful, upbeat spirit Di possessed.     

Although faced with the diagnosis of cancer, Di never allowed it to hinder her life. She was always thinking of others first, and her compassion and caring heart filled with generosity was her most endearing quality. Her family was most important to her and she loved each and every one of them with her whole heart. Di loved baking cookies with her grandchildren-especially on "Cookie Day"- which was celebrated each year a few weeks prior to Christmas where each of her grandchildren came to bake and decorate many dozen cookies. The kitchen was filled with as much laughter as there was flour on the counters and floors! She was an incredible grandma who blessed each of them with many memories. Di also spoiled her co-workers and friends with many homemade treats. She enjoyed vacationing in the warm and sunny Outer Banks each year with as many family members as possible. Her love for family knew no bounds and her unique and bright shining light lives on in so many ways. 

Di is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Robert Brewer; two wonderful sons, Chad (Kerry) Brewer of Galion and Brad (Kristy) Brewer of Hartville, OH; eleven treasured grandchildren, Tayler, Ciarra, Julia, Maria, Cecilia, Eli, Jaelyn, Brevyn, Emily, Tryston and Kali; her brother, Gary (Nan) Schindler of Crestline; and best friends, Mick and Peg. She is also survived by two aunts, Penny Heinberger and Donna Heinberger; an uncle, Gary (Sue) Heinberger; a number of nieces and nephews; many close friends and neighbors she considered family; and her beloved lap dog, Ollie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Shirley Schindler; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Nellie Brewer.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service conducted by Rev. Peg Welch will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest in Ontario Cemetery. Contributions honoring the caring and giving nature of Di may be made the Humane Society of Crawford County or the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. 

Words of comfort may be expressed at www.wappner.com

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