In Memory

Diana Gretzke (Schauer)

Diana Gretzke (Schauer)

From John Schauer, Diana's husband: 

A sad post, Sue my Soul Mate and best friend of 55 years has passed away. Even though she was a non-smoker and had no risk factors, she had an aggressive type of lung cancer. We didn’t notice anything out of the normal until this January and then it was only a cough and some loss of weight. In late February, she was diagnosed as being in Stage 4. In less than 3 and half months, she went from apparently nothing serious to passing away. She never had any pain and was in good spirits. She was mad that she couldn’t go back to Disney again. She died peacefully in her sleep with Tracy (our daughter) and me with her. 
I cherish all of the moments we had together and even though I will never get over her being gone, I will find away to cope because she told me to. 

Her funeral will be Friday, May 25, at Ochalek Stark funeral home in Milan. On Saturday morning, we will have a Celebration of Life prior to going to the cemetery. That will be followed by a luncheon. If you would like something to be read at her Celebration of Life, please email me at: We both have faith that we will find each other after the Resurrection. 

Here is a link to her obituary:
This picture was taken at Christmas 2017.

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05/22/18 08:14 AM #1    

Cathy Schenk (Hangartner)

Oh John, I am so sorry to hear this, you and your family are in my prayers.  We had so many good times together in high school and I choose to remember them and the wonderful time we spent together at our reunion, she was an awesome friend and lady.πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜’

05/22/18 03:46 PM #2    

Pam Troller (Gardner)

Dear John, Bill and I are so very sorry to hear of Diana's passing. You and your family are in our prayers. I will always remember the fun and great times we all had together in high school.

05/23/18 10:45 AM #3    

Harvey Klafter Jr.

Sorry to hear bad news.Harvey Klafter,Jr.





05/24/18 10:29 AM #4    

David Cohn

I'm sad for your loss and sad for all those who appear "in memory"... and rather than 'do' Hallmark as a condolence, I'm sending some liturgy which, over the years, has honed the language of loss far better than I or Hallmark. I hope there is something that hits the heart of the matter for you. This passage, more accurately is a prayer & no, I'm not a deeply religious nor ritualistic person:


When cherished ties are broken, and the chain of love is shattered, only trust and the strength of faith can lighten the heaviness of the heart. At times, the pain of separation seems more than we can bear, but if we dwell too long on our loss we embitter our hearts and harm ourselves and those about us.


The Psalmist said that in his affliction he learned the law of God. And in truth, grief is a great teacher, when it sends us back to serve and bless the living. We learn how to counsel and comfort those who, like ourselves, are bowed with sorrow. We learn when to keep silence in their presence, and when a word will assure them of our love and concern.


Thus, even when they are gone, the departed are with us, moving us to live as, in their higher moments, they themselves wished to live. We remember them now; they live in our hearts; they are an abiding blessing.




May the memory of your loved one be a source of continued blessings.

05/24/18 02:04 PM #5    

David Luff

John, I am so sorry to learn of Diana's passing. I wish you and your daughter strength as you mourn your loss.  

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