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Diane M. Robbins, 59, of Hartford

Posted: Monday, Jun 9th, 2014




HARTFORD — Diane M. Robbins, 59, of Hartford, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Sanford/USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls from a long courageous battle with cancer. 

Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday June 10, 2014, at Saint George Catholic Church in Hartford with the Rite of Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carthage.  Memorial Visitation with the family present will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home, Hartford Chapel, 600 S. Western Ave.

Diane Mary Vandersnick, daughter of Earl “Nick” and Rita (Bunkers) Vandersnick, was born March 15, 1955, at Valley Springs.  As a young child, the family moved from the Valley Springs/Garretson area to Carthage.  She grew up and was educated there, graduating from Carthage High School in 1973.  She worked as a waitress in Mitchell for a few years.

Diane was united in marriage with Sidney “Sid” Robbins on Aug. 21, 1976, at Carthage. The couple moved to Huron where Diane was cleaning houses and a homemaker.

In September 1991, the family moved to Hartford, where she continued to clean houses and was a full-time “Sports Mom”.  In 2000, Diane began her courageous battle with cancer.  As a very strong woman it took selflessness, and a positive attitude, to carry her through the rough times.  She loved being with her family, camping, fishing, sporting events, and cherished being a grandmother.

She was a member of Saint George Catholic Church, Right to Life, and attended a cancer support group.

 Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Sid, Hartford; two sons, Lance Robbins and his fiancé, Teresa Anderson, Sioux Falls, Shawn Robbins and his wife, Korrie, Hartford; a daughter, Michele Schultz and her husband, Jeremy, West Fargo, N.D.; two grandsons, Braylon and Briggs Robbins; a brother, Dean Vandersnick, Billings, Mont.; a brother-in-law, Gary Robbins and his wife, Marvela, Rathdrum, Idaho; two sisters-in-law, Diane Pedersen and her husband, Brian, Iroquois, and Amy Robbins, Yorba Linda, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wayne and David Vandersnick. 

For obituary and online registry, please visit our website at www.millerfh.com.

Paid obituary.

For the complete article see the 06-07-2014 issue.

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