Funeral Services for Diane K. Mouchka, age 61, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Reverend Leon Rosenthal will officiate. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the chapel. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Kearney Regional Hospital due to complications from ALS.
Diane Kathryn was born October 22, 1960 in St. Paul, Nebraska to Donald and Jean (Lammli) Pohlman. She grew up in Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School in 1979.
Diane attended travel school and became a certified travel consultant. She worked at and later managed the AAA Travel in Ames, Iowa. Diane met her future husband, Rick Mouchka, while attending classes at Iowa State University in the fall of 1984.
Diane and Rick were married on May 31, 1986 at the First United Methodist Church in Norfolk. The couple moved to Norfolk in the fall of 1988, where she managed the AAA Travel.
The couple has been blessed with two children, Eric James born in October of 1992, and Lauren Nicole born in April of 1995.
Later on, Diane went to work for Faith Regional Health Services as the Foundation Director. Eventually, she became the Major Gifts Officer.
In 2011, she battled and beat breast cancer. In April of 2017, she was diagnosed with ALS.
Diane retired from FRHS in June of 2017.
Diane was active in the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, a Red Coat Ambassador, Kiwanis, PEO, YMCA Board Member, and Bunko.
She will be remembered fondly for being kind and caring. Diane loved to be around her numerous friends.
Diane enjoyed being with her children most of all as well as traveling and shopping along with the company of her dogs.
Diane was able to continue shopping and kept up with her friends with the aid of an eye gaze computer provided by one the various ALS foundations. She never lost her sense of humor, which showed in her social media posts.
She is survived by her husband Rick, son Eric (Abby) Mouchka of Kearney, daughter Lauren Mouchka of Norfolk, mother Jean Pohlman, brother Dr. Kent (Betty) Pohlman, nieces Anna (Brian) Acker and Claire (Mark) Bergman, nephew Chet Pohlman, and many cousins.
Diane was preceded in death by her father Donald, grandparents Art and Olga Lammli and Loren and Erna Pohlman.
Memorials are suggested to ALS in the Heartland, The Hope Fund at FRHS, or ALS Association.
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