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“Graft family sorry our loss. Diane will be truley miss. ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: Jim & Delia Vecellio - Fort Wayne, IN

“Graft family I read this to late to come share with you in your time of need I hope you shared good family together. Mark your sister looks a lot...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Ervin - Fort Wayne, IN

“Fred and Rose Marie, We are saddened by your loss. We know that Diane was doing what she loved doing, and was a blessing to many who knew her. We all...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Joan and Warren Messmann - IN

Diane is the cute little peanut hanging from the overhead gate at her grandparents' farm in Nebraska.
4 of 29 | Posted by: Roxanne Smith

A long time ago ...
5 of 29 | Posted by: Roxanne Smith

“A new Angel for all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Kevin Butts ”
6 of 29 | Posted by: Kevin Butts - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our condolences to Diane's family. She was a fine lady and always willing to help with the horses or just talk to some of us who needed a friend...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: The Fiig Family - Fort Wayne, IN

“Diane was always a happy face in the neighborhood. She never let her underlying pain show through. Everyone was greeted with a wave and a smile as...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Doug Tanner - Fort Wayne, IN

“It was such a joy to have known Diane. She was part of the neighborhood association at Hillsboro and would attend the board meetings and and wanted...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Hayden - Fort Wayne, IN

“Will miss you in the neighborhood ”
10 of 29 | Posted by: Ann Schultz - Ft Wayne, IN

“Diane and I were high school & college friends and we had many great times. I remember when she had to do a photo-biography project in Jordan's class...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Carla Bruick Nunez - New Haven, IN

“You will be missed Diane. Your loving , tender heart was a breath of fresh air to all who knew you. Love and prayers for God's blessing for your...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Valerie and Anna Eads - IN

“God grant you greener pastures, my friend Diane--may you run free with our 4 legged friends until we meet again. Janet ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Janet O'Connor

“I was introduced to the Graft family in 1984---what a great family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Laura & Ed LaRocque ”
14 of 29 | Posted by: Laura "krohbait" LaRocque - IN

“Our prayers are with you. A donation will be made in Diane's honor to the Dare to Dream Youth Ranch. Love, Steve, Sunshine, Helene, and Gunnar Farris ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Steven Farris - San Antonio, TX

“i will miss you much... so many good memories that will be saved in a place in my heart for you .....I remember the time that is was me and...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: tiffany nash - fort wayne, IN

“Dear Fred, Rose Marie, Susan, Karen, Sharon, Jean, Mark, and all other members of Diane Graft's family and friends,We received word that your...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Dick and Ruth Bultemeyer - DE

“Diane, a wonderful student. So nice to have been able to keep in touch through facebook. I will miss you. ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: George Knudten - Broomfield, CO

“Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. She will be missed. Sincerely, Jim & Michelle Buck ”
19 of 29 | Posted by: Michelle Buck - Fort Wayne, IN

“I got to meet Diane but just one time. Although we shared quite a few emails. She came to me at a function for animal adoption. She expressed an...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Bret Procise - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Our prayers are with you Fred & Rose Marie. You have our deepest sympathty. Sincerely, Jim & Dawn Carl ”
21 of 29 | Posted by: Jim & Dawn Carl - Fort Wayne, IN

“My heart and prayers are with you. A donation will be made in Diane's honor Dare to Dream Youth Ranch ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Raymond and Carmen Covington - CO

“So sorry for your loss. I remember Diane driving when I worked @ Preferred Auto. She was a wonderful women and she will be greatly missed. My...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Joyce Neaville - Auburn, IN

“Diane,you were a great person and friend.I enjoyed our times driving,and you will truly be missed REST IN PEACE Diane. ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Moe Le Favour - Ellenton, FL

“My heart and prayers to Diane & family....I spent a great amount of time with Diane on many road trips. I will miss her pointing out all the animals...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Beverly MacDonald - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Dear Fred and Rose Marie. Thank you for your confidence in the McComb family and staff to serve you and your family during this difficult time.. We...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Mike Murphy - IN

“A donation to Dare to Dream Youth Ranch will be made in Diane's honor. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn Mabry ”
27 of 29 | Posted by: Dawn Mabry - Fort Wayne, IN

“Rest well, Dear Sister! I have Dixie. Be Happy and pain free. Love, Sue ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Farris - Columbia City, IN

“What great memories I have of a wonderful friend!! I know there were many to meet you on Rainbow Bridge, Tyke, Chi-Chi, Crow, Buddy.....many of our...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Meg McPeek - Fort Wayne, IN

Diane K. Graft , 47, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne and was a graduate of Concordia HS and IPFW school of nursing. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and an animal lover and a volunteer at the Shadarobah Horse Rescue and Dare to Dream Youth Ranch of Ft. Wayne. Her life's passion was caring for abused, neglected and unwanted animals.

Surviving are her parents Fred and Rose Marie Graft of Fort Wayne, IN sisters Susan (Chuck) Farris of Columbia City, Karen (Randy) Einem of Orange, CA, Sharon (Chuck) Leuenberger of Fort Wayne, IN Jean (Randy) Beery of Fort Wayne, IN, brother, Mark (Judy) Graft of Dallas and nieces and nephews, Forrest and Grant Leuenberger, Erin, Drew and David Graft , Tracey (Robert) Einem Lindeman and her dog, Dixie.

Service is 4:00 pm, November 18, 2012 at - D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior to service and Pastor Mark A. Neubacher officiating. Calling also Saturday, November 17, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials to Shadarobah Horse Rescue or Dare to Dream Youth Ranch or Ft. Wayne Animal Care and Control or Holy Cross Lutheran Church. To sign the online guest book, go to