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Diane Gertrude Wurm
May 8, 1938 - February 4, 2022

Diane Gertrude Wurm

Diane Gertrude Wurm
May 8, 1938 - Feb 4, 2022

Diane Gertrude Wurm
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Diane Gertrude Wurm, age 84, passed away peacefully February 4, 2022.

Diane was born May 8, 1938 in Detroit, to the late Gertrude (nee Lane) and Wilbur Hatfield. She was a devout Catholic, after high school she was giving serious consideration to becoming a nun until she met Robert Leo Wurm (Baldy). Baldy had just come back from serving in the military and had started coaching football at their high school. They started dating and soon fell in love, getting married in 1958. Their honeymoon was taken up north in Beulah, staying on Crystal Lake, which quickly became one of their favorite spots. The couple loved nothing more then spending time together on a long drive.

Diane worked for many years as a clerk at Devonshire Drugs and became acquainted with everyone in her community. She truly enjoyed her job as it gave her a chance to connect with so many people. Her list of friends was long, and she cared for them all. Most would describe her as outspoken, opinionated, and caring.

Diane was known for her charitable spirit. Her and Baldy's home was always open to anyone in need. It was the home that all the kids in the neighborhood spent time at, it was where family and friend gatherings took place, it was THE neighborhood home. Diane's grandmother, Mary Ella Hopkins Hatfield, who she was very close with had a huge impact on her heart. Mary Ella ran upwards of 4 boarding houses in the Detroit area for many years, Diane spent many years by her grandmother's side assisting in any way she could. She felt her purpose in life was fulfilled when she was helping others and creating a safe space for those who needed it. She enjoyed hosting picnics and parties and especially holiday dinners.

Diane true passion, was the family she and Baldy created. She was present for every milestone in her children's lives, cheering them on or being a beacon of light in the difficult times. As her children got older, she became a grandma and her time was consumed with events, birthdays, holidays, choir concerts, swim meets, and so much more. She loved to be a part of all their activities. She so often proclaimed about her grandchildren "They are my heart".

Beloved wife of the late Robert Leo Wurm (Baldy). Cherished mother of Kathleen (Ivan) Klein, Lori (Jim) Weitzmann, and Kevin (Carol) Wurm. Proud grandmother or Packer Klein, Wilhelmina Klein, James "Sparky" Weitzmann, Jr., Kiley Weitzmann, and Megan Wurm. Loving granddaughter of the Late Mary Ella Hopkins. Dear sister of the late Rita Marie (Nash) Arakelian, and the late Cheryl Courier; niece, Elizabeth Courier. Diane is survived by many caring nieces, nephew, and friends.

A memorial service will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Chas. Verheyden, Inc. Memorial contributions to the Father Solanus Casey Center are appreciated, https://www.solanuscenter.org/donate.

 
 

Karen on Apr 17, 2022

I was Diane’s caregiver for I believe 10 months truly a very kind woman with a big heart. I miss her in our talks together. God bless you Diane I’m glad you’re at peace and no more pain. My condolences to the family

Marge Redmond on Mar 18, 2022

A very special woman. She babysat my daughter, Deanne, from the age of nine months to four years old. She and her entire family could not of been more loving and caring to myself and my daughter. Diane basically taught Deanne all of life's first stepping stones. She was truly a God send.

Lynnie Skupa on Feb 26, 2022

I sure miss all the fun times we had tooling around in the convertible, being together just to have fun and visit. Not being able to see her these past few years broke my heart. She was so much fun and I'm so glad I got her and Mom together when I did, you just never know when the last time is going to be the last time. They are now in heaven, all together, once again. Love, Lynnie

CJ Wilks on Feb 26, 2022

CandleMuch Love from SC.

Joe Wurm on Feb 25, 2022

Beautiful tribute. Great memories of times together on Devonshire ❤️

Lori Koch on Feb 25, 2022

I met your mom maybe once ir twice, but I know what a beautiful family she created. Condolences to the whole Wurm family.

Michelle Girodat Mattina on Feb 25, 2022

Such a special lady! Always had a smile and a hug for me when I saw her. She was a good friend to my mom. They worked together for years at Devonshire Drugs. Thoughts of your mom will always make me smile.

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