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Diane L. Ivany

September 18, 1944 ~ May 20, 2021 (age 76)


Diane L. Ivany passed away on May 20, 2021. She was born Sept 18, 1944 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Dorothy (Shinville) and Lester Clark.


She graduated from Lakeview High in 1962, worked for her father while he served as Justice of the Peace, then as advertising Manager at K-Mart, and later as a dental assistant for Dr. William Taylor.


She graduated from Northwestern School of Taxidermy in 1973, prior to opening Diane's taxidermy, which she ran for 40 years.


During her lifetime, Diane enjoyed her family and friends, showing her horses, caring for a large variety of pets, drawing, painting, fishing and gardening. 


She is survived by her sons Jeffrey A. Ivany and Eric J. Ivany, a Grandson Brayden A. Ivany, sister Rita (Richard) Maiolo, and her best friend and companion of 45 years, Kenneth Rosborough. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Tracy Lynn Ivany, and brother, Ernest Clark. 


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