Diane Bartling

July 18, 1951 - April 22, 2018


Visitation: Visitation with family present will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.
Service: Her memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Irene, SD.

       Diane Jane (Baack) Bartling was born on July 18, 1951, in Tracy, MN, to Delbert and Virene (Pedersen) Baack. She grew up on a farm and graduated from Tracy High School in 1969.  After high school, she attended South Dakota State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1973.  On September 1, 1973, she married Fred Bartling at Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy, MN.  Once they were married, they resided in Canton, SD, and Diane worked as a nurse at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.  About a year later they relocated to Hull, IA, while Fred attended Power Lineman school and Diane worked as a nurse at the Sheldon Hospital.  After Fred’s graduation, the couple moved to Harington, NE where Diane worked as the Director of Nursing at Concord Nursing Home in Yankton, SD.  In 1977, Fred accepted a transfer with NPPD and they moved to the small community of Hay Springs located in the Panhandle of Nebraska.   While living there and raising their two children, Michelle and Chris, Diane worked as a nurse at Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, NE, along with some stints at Parkview Lodge Nursing Home in Rushville, NE.  They resided in Hay Springs, NE until 2005.  After relocating to Irene, SD, Diane worked as an Emergency Room nurse at the Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota until she retired in the spring of 2017.

      Grateful for being a part of her life are her husband Fred; daughter Michelle (Josh) Dowling from Sioux Falls, SD; son Chris (Alissa) from Hartington, NE; four grandchildren; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.

     Diane was a very kind and caring woman with a great sense of humor.   She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and past coworkers.

      She passed away on April 22, 2018, in Yankton, SD.  Her memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Irene, SD.  Visitation with family present will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Irene Fire & Rescue Service.

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11 condolences have been left

  1. So sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. I knew Diane from her home growing up in Tracy. I was so saddened to hear of Dianes passing. We were childhood friends and neighbors. My mother and your Grandmother Virene were best of friends. I grew up playing dress up and house with Diane. Brings back so many wonderful growing up memories. Blessed be her memory of a wonderful kind person. Michelle you used to play and go swimming with my daughter when you came to Tracy to visit your grandmother.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Diane was an outstanding nurse always smiles and a friendly word.

  3. I worked with Diane in Outpatient Services at Avera Heart Hospital I always enjoyed working with her and visiting with her about her family. We would talk about all the changes in the nursing profession. She was very knowledgeable. She has been missed. My sympathy to all of her family.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss,you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. I was saddened to see of Diane’ passing. I work ed with her in SF at Avera HH and she also spent some time as nurse in Irene when I worked there. She was always a welcome face to see at the end of my shift. I did see her now and then in Yankton, shopping for groceries. She was an intelligent, warm, and excellent nurse. My condolences to her family.

  7. The picture of Diane is just how I remember her. We had such fun times working together at Chadron Community Hospital. I will miss her so much. Michelle and Chris–you meant so much to her. She talked about you all the time and was so proud of you both. May your memories of her give you comfort at this difficult time.

  8. The picture of Diane above is so perfect. It makes me smile. Ron loved to give her a bad time and make her laugh. She was a special friend and will be missed greatly. May God be with each of you.

  9. Michelle: My heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you, now and in the days ahead.

  10. May God give you strength to get through the days ahead, wisdom for whatever decisions you need to make, and a peace that passes all understanding. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please reach out to me if there is anything at all that I can do from afar.