Obituary

Diane M. Given

Resided in Dallas, MI
Died January 23rd, 2017

Diane M. (Hamelin) Given, 62, of Dallas, TX, passed away Monday morning, January 23, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – White Rock, in Dallas, TX.

She was born on November 30, 1954 in Escanaba, daughter of Duane R. Hamelin and Janet M. Lippold. Following high school, Diane had furthered her education attending University of Michigan then earned her law degree from Cooley Law School.

Diane was self-employed with her business partner, William Bret of 25 years, owning and operating Given and Bret Attorneys at Law.
When she resided in Escanaba, she was a member of St. Anne’s Church.

Diane was a longtime resident of Dallas, TX, but always a Yooper.

Among survivors include her brother, David (Nancy) Hamelin of Escanaba; two sisters, Susann (Roy) VanderBloomen of Green Bay, WI and Joann (Anthony) Figueroa of Houston, TX; nieces and nephews, Kayla, Jim, Tim (Jennifer), Nathan (Theresa), Amber and Nastasha Bruegger (Joshua); great nieces and nephews, Noah, Brian, Lily and David Anthony, Kayden, Easton, Olivia, Hannah and Abby; step mother, Judy Hamelin; business partner, William Bret; and boyfriend, William Radcliffe.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Duane Hamelin and Janet Hamelin Lippold.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 27th at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating.

Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery next to her mother.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family of Diane.

6 Tributes to “Diane M. Given”

  1. You will always be loved & missed Sister !
    Thank You for your friendship

  2. It is very sad to hear of Diane’s passing.
    During the tumultuous years of high school (Holy Name and Escanaba), I remember Diane as the nicest, kindest person I knew. She was a very special person.
    My wife Beth (Moran) and I offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Dave,Suzanne,Joanne and families,
    The memory that I always keep in my heart of Diane (Hammer) are our high school days of laughter, deep love of music, and the best smile around! I remember Diane and I shared parts in two of the plays at Holy Name, looked so forward to anytime we could play guitar and sing. Diane was a special person that meant so much to me. God’s blessings to your family.

  4. Dave, Joann & Sue,
    My heart is breaking. I have so many fond and fun memories of good times with Di and your family from grade school and beyond. My sympathy and prayers to all of you.

  5. I went to holy name with Diane, but met her in the 7th grade at a school basketball game. She was always soft spoken, and fun to be around. She will be missed by all. Sending prayers to her family.

  6. I extend my deepest sympathy. Diane and I were in the same class at EAPHS. Diane will always be remembered by me. She had high intelligence, and Diane was a vibrant person with a wonderful personality. May the warm, happy memories that you have of Diane bring you much comfort and great peace. All of you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

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