Dianne Marilouse Aust

March 25, 1945March 24, 2014

Dianne Aust, 68, passed away peacefully at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa on Monday, March 24, 2014.

Born March 25, 1945 in Ankeny, Iowa, Dianne Marilouse Romick was the daughter of Raymond and Betty (Reynolds) Romick. Dianne grew up and received her education in Ankeny, and graduated from North Polk High School in Alleman.

On August 1, 1965 in Des Moines, Iowa, Dianne was united in marriage to Martin Aust. The couple made their home in Huxley and Kelley area, and were blessed with three children, Craig, Brian, and Tanya.

Dianne traveled extensively with Martin to numerous locations all over the United States. She also treasured spending time with her family and most of all baking cookies with her grandchildren. She had many passions in life, among those were spending time and shopping with friends, collecting Longaberger baskets and being a faithful member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cambridge.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Martin Aust; sons, Craig (Laura) Aust and Brian (Roni Sue) Aust; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; parents, Raymond and Betty Romick; brother, Steven (Joyce) Romick; and sister, Linda (Norman) Moorhead. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tanya.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cambridge with burial to follow at Brethren Cemetery in Elkhart. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday at Ankeny Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Bliss Cancer Center in Ames.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, March 28, 2014

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May 23, 2014

Sorry to hear about Dianne. We just recently got the message and we were actually out of town at the time. She was a great person and will be greatly missed. Sherry & Russ Kramer

Gary French

March 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Dianne's family and friends. I hope you find comfort in the happy memories that you have of Dianne.

God Bless

March 28, 2014

I will miss her happy smile and always caring about others. my prayers are with her family

faye clapp

Jill Johnson

March 28, 2014

I will miss her positive attitude and beautiful smile. Thinking of you, Marty, and family.

Alice Struthers

March 28, 2014

I was blessed to have Dianne for a friend since we were 6 years of age. The courage and grace with which she battled her illness was amazing to witness. She was always more concerned about the well being of others, instead of herself. I will have very special memories of you of all the times we spent together. Miss you so much.

March 27, 2014

My deepest sympathy to Dianne's family. I have kept her and you in prayer since hearing of her cancer. -The light of Christ that she shone in my life has never faded. She lived her faith with joy, compassion, love and dedication. She was always there with a kind word, action and prayer. Her gift of sacrificial love was and is an inspiration to all who knew her. God's blessing of peace be with you now and always. Nancy Smith Banister

gary stanford

March 27, 2014

Marty,When we start down the road we never know where it will end,I know I've been there done that.Keep the kids and famiy close and stay busy it gets better Gary Stanford

Jean Kelley

March 27, 2014

Sending prayers and hugs to the family of Dianne. So many great times we shared being neighbors and friends for many years. So glad we got to share those fried cucumbers this past summer for the last time. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Beverly Harker

March 27, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the Aust family. My sincere sympathy to her parents, Betty and Raymond. I remember when Dianne was my sister Betty's flower girl when Betty and Earl were married. May God be your Comfort at this sad time.

March 27, 2014

We are truly sorry for your loss. Diane was such a lovely person, full of life and always wore a beautiful smile. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Don and Mary Minks