of Baldwin, MI, formerly of Jackson and Chelsea, age 59, died Friday, September 30, 2011 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, after a short bout with cancer.

Photo for Diane HilderShe was born August 17, 1952 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Olen W. "Oz" & Clarabel K. (Schroen) Hart.
A graduate of Chelsea High School, Diane worked as a chiropractic assistant for Dr. Ron Chalfant in Jackson for 23 years.  Diane was an avid reader.  She loved to spend time up north and she enjoyed volunteering for FiveCAP in Baldwin, and she especially loved her children and grandchildren.
On December 31, 1992, she married Fredric Hilder in Jackson, MI, and he survives. Other survivors include a son, Jason (Janet) Scott of Jackson; a step-son, Gerry Hilder of Paw Paw; a step-daughter, Allison Hilder of New Orleans; three grandchildren, Ashli & Keegan Scott, Caleb Hilder; a brother-in-law, William Lounsbery of Napoleon and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Lounsbery, a brother, Olen “Jr.”, and her parents.
The family greeted friends Friday, October 7, from 3-7 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.  A private burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cole Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

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