Diana Gesine Trampke Asher

February 26, 1931February 2, 2013

Diana Gesine Asher, 81 FEB. 26, 1931 — FEB. 2, 2013

Diana Gesine Asher, age 81, of Bloomington, died Saturday at her residence. She was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to Joseph and Hilda (Schulte) Trampke. She retired from Bloomington Hospital in 1995 as a registered nurse in oncology. She received her original nursing degree at General Hospital (Wishard) in Indianapolis, where she worked from 1954 to 1973, and later received her bachelor of nursing degree from Ball State University in 1992. She was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington as well as a member of the Joy Group. She enjoyed gardening and being a part of the Senior Citizens Quilting Group at the Bloomington Older Americans Center. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Joseph G. and Jennie Asher, of Chicago; four daughters and sons-in-law, Eugenia and Elza Marvin, of Bloomington, Kathryn and Alan Kortzendorf, of Franklin, Indiana, Christina and Alvin Royer, of Trafalgar, Indiana, and Elizabeth and Kris Sanchez, of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Martin Trampke, of Chicago and Paul and Cam Trampke, of Bloomfield, Indiana; six grandchildren, Sarah and John Asher, of Syracuse, Indiana, Nick Kortzendorf, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California, Jennah Kortzendorf, of Franklin, Indiana, Matthew Asher Chavez, of Corpus Christi, Texas and Katelyn Royer, of Trafalgar, Indiana, several nieces and nephews, her beloved Lhasa apso, Laddie, and her calico cat, Annabelle. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and former Indianapolis fire captain, Eugene C. “Gene” Asher in 2006 and two sisters, Patricia Lorek and Margaret Abel. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Lawrence Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. A visitation will be at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Faith Lutheran Church.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Caroline Howell

February 6, 2013

A lovely lady, an excellent nurse, a wonderful human being. it was a privelege to have known her.

Toni Bowman

February 5, 2013

I worked for Diane many years ago in Oncology. She was a special woman and I feel blessed that I was lucky enough to have known her.

Mike Schultz

February 5, 2013

Sorry to hear about your mom's passing, however, thanks be to Christ that because of Him, she is walking with Him in the celestial kingdom this very moment. My continued thoughts and prayers for you and the rest of your family as you no doubt celebrate her life but grieve and mourn as well during this difficult period.

February 5, 2013

I will keep all of you in my prayers. Knowing that she is now rejoicing in Heaven makes your pain bearable, but nothing can make it easy.

Curt Marsh
from Grace way back when.

G. Spencer Schirs

February 5, 2013

Sorry to hear, you are all in our prayers. We know she is reunited with Gene and dancing with Jesus.

Love Spencer and Donna Schirs
Would love to see you all

Becky Neal

February 4, 2013

I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She is now looking down upon you without pain and illness with her gorgeous smile.

Karen Jessee

February 4, 2013

I worked for Diana @ Bloomington Hospital Oncology(she was the Nurse Manager) for 11 years. She had an excellent sense of humor,could be intiminating and thoughtful both at the same time. I always enjoyed her, learned from her and was encouraged by everyday I spent with her. You tell she enjoyed and was proud of her family. All of the staff, myself included loved Diana.I also cared for her mother after a surgery many years ago and she and Diana together were a joy. She will be missed.