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Diana Carol Reed

August 22, 1942 — August 16, 2022

Saginaw, Michigan

Diana Carol Reed

Diana Carol Reed of Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. She was 79 years old. Diana Carol Lockhart was born on August 22, 1942, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Daniel J.R. and Violet Elaine (Heaslip) Lockhart. She was a proud 1959 graduate of Saginaw High School. Diana met the love of her life, Chester “Charles” Reed, while attending a military dance. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on February 17, 1967, in Saginaw; he preceded her in death on June 17, 2005. The role of her lifetime was to be a loving and devoted wife and stay-at-home mother. Diana attended the M. J. Murphy Beauty school and became a licensed cosmetologist. She owned and operated her own business from her home in Bridgeport, retiring in 2005 after 25 years of loyal and dedicated service. Diana had an indomitable spirit and courageously fought cancer the last 34 years of her life. She was artistic and enjoyed spending time with her daughter creating crafts and attending craft shows. Diana’s little piece of heaven was working with flowers. Whether to be tending to her flower beds, arranging floral arrangements, or making wreath’s, Diana found solace in the beauty of nature. She will forever be remembered for her courage and strength, her kindness to all people, and for truly living an amazing life filled with love.  

Surviving are her daughter, Holly (James) Martin of Saginaw; mother, Violet Lockhart of Saginaw; two sisters: Sherry Czapp of Saginaw; Carolyn (Jake) Reittenbach of St. Charles. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Reed; father, Daniel J. R. Lockhart; son, Mark Nalewyko; brother-in-law, Richard Czapp.

A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Pastor Scott McIntyre will officiate. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Mausoleum & Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.

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