Diana Jean Kroll
May 2, 1948 – January 8, 2020
Diana Jean Kroll, age 71, of Bartlett, TN passed away, Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Born on May 2, 1948 in Hammond, IN, she was the daughter of Floyd Harrison Kroll and Mildred Maxine (Helderman) Kroll. Diana graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in Whiting, IN.
Diana is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mildred, her sisters Patti Lynn (Kroll) Szczepanski and Deborah Ann Kroll.
Diana was deeply devoted to her family around whom she centered her life. She enjoyed her church family especially her daily mass buddies. Diana loved life with a positive outlook that influenced everyone around her. She collected angels, loved the color red and old, black and white, monster movies, and was known to enjoy a piece of cake from time to time.
Diana is survived by her nephew James Scott Szczepanski (Wife: Kelly) of Bartlett, TN, her niece Jennifer Lynn (Szczepanski) Kent (Husband: Brandon) of Clarksville, TN who both loved her like a second mother. Great-nieces: Julia, Marley, Katie, Claire, and Merryn Szczepanski, and Ashley Kent, and great-nephew Joseph Kent to whom she was a loving and supportive “grandmother-figure”. She also leaves behind lifelong friends Jimmy Szczepanski and Deborah Szczepanski.
Visitation will be held at the Catholic Church of the Nativity, 5955 St. Elmo Road, Monday, January 20th beginning at 9:30 am immediately followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Catholic Church of the Nativity St. Joseph Fund (5955 St. Elmo Road, Bartlett, TN 38135).
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Diana Jean Kroll
Mary Van Dijk
January 12, 2020
I am having so much trouble accepting that you are really gone Diana. I hold the memories of spending time with you when we were kids. Both of our families had moved away from Central Illinois to Northern Indiana so there were many weekends spent in Hammond often with impromptu slumber parties when the adults socialized a little too late and my parents didn't want to make the drive home to South Bend. I always looked forward to seeing you at the annual Kroll picnic with your awesome smile and positive outlook on life. I know there was a wonderful family reunion in heaven with your immediate and extended family. Rest in peace dear cousin❤