Diane M. Zielinski, 75

March 14, 2020

Diane M. Zielinski, 75, of Lancaster passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN she was the daughter of the late Robert and Frances (Knight) Gebhard. She was the wife of Dorsey K. Zielinski with whom she shared over 24 years of marriage.

She thoroughly enjoyed her time working as a cardiac nurse in Ft. Wayne, IN and later moving onto working as a practical nurse for Stephen G. Diamantoni, M.D. & Associates for many years here in Lancaster.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Dave Riemen husband of Kim of Los Angeles, CA, Mike Riemen husband of Brandon, Jenny Riemen both of Albuquerque, NM, Sara Riemen of Tampa, FL; stepson, Patrick Zielinski of Philadelphia PA, stepdaughter, Jessica Zielinski of Chesterbrook, PA and one grandson, Nicholas. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Reynolds.

In keeping with Diane’s wishes there will be no formal services.

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April 09, 2020

I was deeply saddened to learn of Diane’s passing.  She and I were good friends in Fort Wayne where we belonged to the most wonderful euchre club when our children were little.  We smoked, ate, and laughed til we had tears in our eyes (not from the smoke, I don’t think) – and sometimes we even played a little euchre.  Diane had the most wonderful sense of humor and was a delight to be around.  Unfortunately, we lost contact with each other as the years slipped by.  She was so happy to have met her husband, Dorsey, and I’m sure she spent many happy years there in PA.  My sincerest condolences to all her family.
Nancy (Grandstaff) Huesing, Zionsville, IN

March 29, 2020

So sorry to hear of Diane’s passing.  I enjoyed sharing our job with her at Dr. D all those years.  Really glad we got to have lunch last summer, she looked so well then I prayed for a better outcome.
Judy Sheckler

March 28, 2020

Dorsey and family I am so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing.  My prayers are with you all. 

March 27, 2020

We had so much fun having lunches after we retired from dr d.  We also had fun with our dogs.  I will miss her great smile and kindness.  I am so sorry for your loss.
Gail mcguirk

March 27, 2020

Sara, Jennifer n Michael,  I was very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Diane n I were cousins as her Mom n my Dad were brother n sister.  We had lost touch over the years,  but still thought of her n Sharon and the fun we had at the lake
Marolyn Mercer

March 27, 2020

We are sorry to hear of Diana’s passing, my dad and Diana’s mom were brother and sister. I know we weren’t close, but we have been thinking of Diane lately. Once again we are sorry for your loss.
Mike & Cindy Knight

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