Diane Bradner

A photo of Diane Bradner


Glad Tidings Church
Saturday February 9, 2019
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday February 8, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Diane Lynn Bradner passed away on Monday January 28th, 2019 at the age of 66. She will be forever loved and missed by her husband Ron, her sons Tom Poppens (Brenda), Arik Bradner (Mikesha), daughter Rachel Ashby (Scott), by her grandchildren Amanda Oelmann (Ryan), Lindsey, Rachel, and Shane Poppens; Andrew, Aiden, and MaKenzie Bradner; Ethan and Daniel Ashby as well as her great-grandchildren Kenley and Madelyn.

She was one of three children of the late Harm and Phyllis Eeten who lived in Spencer, Iowa where Diane was born. She is survived by her brother Michael Eeten (Darla) and was predeceased by her sister Sandra Walters. She is remembered by her mother in-law Betty Bradner, sister-in-laws Christine Smith (Larry), Pamela Ohnemus (Jim) and by her father in-law Norman Bradner (Annie).

Diane lived in many places across Canada and the United States; touching so many lives within those communities. She lived and loved where ever she was and gave back whenever she could. Later in life, she fed body and soul as a head cook at Kenesserie Camp, many roast beef dinners, an artisan at our local Subway where she would always greet you with a smile, and perhaps most famously known for those cinnamon rolls that would fetch a hefty price tag at the Ridge United Church auctions. It was at Ridge where she also found her true passion in Lay Ministry.

Diane truly was one of a kind. A mother, grandmother, a friend. She will be missed by all of those she touched but will be remembered always as how she was in life and how she lived. Love you Mom.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home where visitation will take place on Friday February 8 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Diane will take place in Glad Tidings Community Church on Saturday February 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends wishing to remember Diane with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Ridge Community Church or the VON of Chatham.


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To the families of Diane: My heart aches for you as you mourn. I was a fellow lay preacher and remember her as always smiling and thoughtful and eager to share her wisdom and her love for God.

Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to Ron and family with Diane’s passing,her life’s memories will be truly cherished by all. Don and Nancy Jackson

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Diane had such a kind, joyous heart - always so much love and joy to share with everyone. She always greeted you with her unforgettable smile and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Cherish all your wonderful memories of Diane - she will always be with you.

So sorry to hear of the loss of Diane. She did so much for the Ridge Church and the community. Our deepest sympathies at this time of great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rachel, Scott and family, we are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dear Ron and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Diane was a wonderful souk and bright light to so many during her time here with us. Her light will continue to shine through those she touched along the way. Thinking of you and sending peace and love ~ Kathy

to the family Diane was a very happy person I loved getting to see her when she came to Iowa she was a cousin to me she will be missed

Such a tremendous loss for the family and the community. I quilted with Robin and she will be greatly missed. Sending my condolences to the family in this time of loss and sadness.

My deepest sympathy to Ron and all the family. I have so many wonderful memories of Diane but mostly her unforgettable smile, her hugs and her zest for life. She rests in peace. God bless all as you go forward.

Diane was a very friendly person also said hello with a big smile. The Ridge community will miss her.

Ron and family...So sorry to hear about the passing of Diane. She always had a smile on her face for everyone that she met, and was often ready to lend a helping hand where she could. She will be missed.

You will shine from her as you all grow from this great loss, she will be truly missed but never fogotten ♥ Thinking of you all

Rachel, Scott, Ethan & Daniel, We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories or your mother/grandmother help you through this terribly sad time. Jane , Rob & Dylan

Sincere sympathy to all of you❤️ Rachel I’m so sorry for your loss 💕💕 I didn’t know today when I saw you I’m so sorry 💕 Take care

Ron & family...Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time.

It saddens me greatly to hear of the passing of Diane. She was an incredible lady to work with who always had a smile to share even after I had left the store and returned for a visit. She always made the place feel a bit more like home when she was there. My best wishes to all of you at this time.

So sad. Diane was one of a kind. She will be greatly missed and she will forever be in our hearts.

So sorry to hear about the loss of Diane. My prayers go out to Ron and family, and for Ridge Community Church.

An absolute Sweetheart. Always had a smile, a joke, a hug or some small bit of advice. We will miss her

Rachel and family, I am very saddened to hear this news. Your mom was a wonderful, caring, loving, lady who treated everybody like family. I will never forget how amazing she was in our teenage years. I am so very sorry for your loss and am thinking of you. Jeanette

Rachel and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a nice and thoughtful lady. My sincerest sympathies to you all and may you find some comfort from the outpouring of love and shared memories to get you through the darkest days of this difficult time.

Dear Ron and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very sad time. It's hard to imagine a world without Diane. She brang so much joy and love to everyone she met. She will be missed greatly by our daughters and us, Cathy , Mark, Marlee and Laura.

Dear Family and friends of Diane, may the God of all comfort be with you as you mourn your dear one. May the good memories you shared as well as promises of hope made by the God of the Bible console you - “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more.”—Revelation 21:4. As we all look forward to that beautiful paradise where we and Diane can live forever - John 5: 28, I wish you God's peace.

My deepest sympathy Rachel and family My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time..hugs