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The Life of DiANNA LEE ANDERSON

DiAnna Lee Brooks Anderson passed away on February 4, 2021. DiAnna was born January 6, 1952, to Gaylord Brooks and Ruby Flagstad (Martindale).

In death, DiAnna will finally be reunited with her beloved husband Thomas. Her faith in Jesus kept her life fulfilled and strong. DiAnna spent 32 years working first for Des Moines Public Schools then Polk County before retiring.

DiAnna enjoyed going to the casino, playing practical jokes on people, and interior decorating. Her greatest joy came from spending time and laughing with her grandchildren.

DiAnna is survived by her daughter, Janel Hike and son-in-law, Paul Hike whom she considered her son; Son, Chad Fisher, and Son, David Fisher; grandchildren: Justin (fiancé, Garrett McClurg) Hike, Aimee (Marc) Landreth, Brandi (Rich) O’Dell, Lacie (Chad) Baker, Tony Hike, Jordan (fiancée, Rachel Schmidt) Fisher, Destiny Leep, Mason Fisher, Ethan Fisher, Camryn Fisher, Alivia Haley, and Rhiannon Haley; great-grandchildren: Christina, Adler, Brooke, Jayden, Zander, Lauren, Sophia, Gage, Jaxson, Kaidence, Aubree, Eli, Brody, Lorenzo, Lukas, and Levi. She is also survived by her siblings, Craig Brooks (Deb), Tamara Mooers, Kim Knapp (Tim), as well as her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; and her sisters, Deborah and Ruby.

A celebration of life will be held at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave. in Des Moines on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a service to begin at 12:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Janel Hike in loving memory of DiAnna.

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