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Diane White

January 16, 1962 — March 30, 2024

Neola, Iowa

Diane White


     Diane Marie (Heistand) White was born on January 16, 1962, in Denison, Iowa to parents Lawrence and Rose (Probasco) Heistand. She was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1980. Diane then attended Dana College in Blair where she graduated with a degree in education. In August of 1984 Diane married Fred White in Montana. They lived in the married housing at Blair until they finished college. Diane then got hired at the Tri-Center School District as a junior high remedial reading teacher, then moved to teaching fourth grade there. After she finished her Masters in Education Administration, she got hired as the Tri Center Elementary Principal. Diane retired in 2017, after 33 years in the Tri-Center School District.

    Diane's love for life included going to Goodwill to find treasures, cooking delicious meals, tending to her garden with care, playing Cribbage with friends and family, following her boys' school activities with pride and coaching wrestling from the stands, Diane lived each day to the fullest. Her passion for music and the joy she found in being a grandmother brought immense happiness to those around her.

      Diane died on Saturday, March 30, 2024, surrounded by her family at the age of 62 years, two months and 14 days.

      Diane was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Carl Heistand; and and two sisters, Rita Scichilone and Norma Heistand. She is survived by her husband Fred White of  Neola, Iowa; four sons, Colton White and Brenna of Neola, Caleb White and his wife Katie of Shelby, Iowa, Ethan White and Molly Collins of Princeton, Kansas and Emmett White and his fiancée Kelbi Smith of Wayne, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Braylee, Brantley, Nora and Callie; two brothers, Norman Heistand and his wife, Dorothy of Vinton, Iowa and Henry Heistand of Cortez, Colorado; sister, Margaret and her husband Gary Reihman of Williamsburg, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.

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Past Services


Friday, April 5, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home- Woodbine

501 Normal St, Woodbine, IA 51579

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 6, 2024

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

First Christian Church

509 Ely St, Woodbine, IA 51579

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