Diane  F. Sherman
Diane F. Sherman

January 1, 1957 - March 14, 2019
Born in Ames, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Diane Fay Sherman, age 62, died on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, March 19th at Westover Funeral home at 6337 Hickman Road in Des Moines. The celebration of her life will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 20th at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Interment at Center Cemetery in Story City will follow at 2:30pm.

Diane was born on January 1st, 1957 to Virgil and Clarice (West) Bickelhaupt of Story City, IA. She grew up there, attending Roland-Story High School and graduating in 1975. She worked at Principal for 34 years. She continued to live in Story City for many years where she raised herchildren, baked cakes and cupcakes, was a dedicated member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and directed the Children’s Choir. In 2000, she met the love of her life in Jeff. They married in February of 2002 and moved to Urbandale.

Diane loved spending time with family. One of her favorite things was traveling to tropical destinations with sun, sand, and warmth. And when she was home during the cold winter months, she would make her own warmth here. Diane was the designated hostess and organizer of the family. She loved celebrating the Christmas season with her annual treat boxes, decorating the house, and hosting all of our family gatherings. Her grandchildren kept Diane busy and filled her life with joy. She made it her mission to attend as many of their sporting events, concerts, and assorted school activities as possible. Her waffles are legendary among her children and grandchildren, often ending in contests to see who could eat the most.

She passed unexpectedly, suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm, but in the midst of doing what she loved, traveling across the country—even the world—to love and support her family.

She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Jeff; brothers Harold (Roxanne), Dan, and Jerry (Lynne); her children; Angy (Josh), Jason, Carla (Eric), and Dan; grandchildren Connyr, Ashton, Lillian, Karissa, Evan and Cate, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial fund has been established by the family to be decided at a later date.

Memorials, online condolences, as well as a complete obituary, are available online at:






Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
11:00 AM
Center Cemetery
County Road E-18
Story City, IA US 50248
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
2:30 PM


A memorial fund has been established.