Diane M. "Trots" Drerup

Born: Mon., Jun. 2, 1952
Died: Wed., Nov. 20, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 22, 2013
Location: Love Funeral Home - Ottawa

Memorial Service

9:30 AM Sat., Nov. 23, 2013
Location: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

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Diane M. "Trots" Drerup
   OTTAWA - Diane M. "Trots" Drerup, 61, of Ottawa died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Kindred Hospital, Lima. She was born June 2, 1952 in Lima to Clayton and Ruth (Recker) Drerup. Her father is deceased, her mother survives in Ottawa.
   Also surviving are her brothers and sisters: Ken Drerup of Lewes, DE., Mary Jo Williams of Ottawa, Dale (Laurie) Drerup of Lambertville, MI., Lisa Peck of Ottawa, and Lynn Maag of Findlay; 15 nieces and nephews: Holly (Fenn), Matt (Dawn), Kassi, Shana, Brandon, Patrick, Justin (Megan), Brad, Kristin, Brenden, Lauren, Matthew, Eric, Jacob, and Kelsey; 2 step-nephews: Josh and Ryan; and 9 great-nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother: Larry Joe Drerup.
   Trots was the quality control manager at Equity Meats in North Baltimore. She played softball with the Putnam County Pacers and was a big lover of cats who were her greatest companions, especially Nosey and Bubba.
   A Memorial Service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf with Fr. Rick Friebel officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Glandorf at a later date. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
   Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

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Rick & Marsha Laubenthal
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Trots' entire family. I had a nice visit with her about two months ago. She was her usual upbeat self so to say we were shocked is an understatement. Know that she was a friend to all and that her nieces & nephews were her greatest source of pride!

Betsy Trame
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013
Mary Jo and family - my condolences on the passing of "Trotsy"...she was so much fun, and a heck of a good softball player - always had a ready smile and enjoyed life. Take care. Betsy Trame

   Posted Thu November 21, 2013

Lori Young-Niese
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013
My Mother Barb (Ellerbrock) Young spoke alot of "Trots" while us kids were growing up. There were so many stories from back in their PC Pacers days and even after when they would get together for visits. They really seemed like the kind of friends that no matter how long time went between visits they. Could always pick right back up where they left off... I hope they are able to laugh again about all of their great times together in heaven very soon. My Deepest Sympathies to you and your families!

Charlene Thompson
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013
I will miss Trots. I'm glad I had a chance to see her and visit with her this past summer. She seemed in such good spirits then. I'm sorry her health deteriored so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Charlene

Becky Wells-Freeman
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013
In deepest sympathy for the loss of Diane, it's been many years since I worked with her at Equity Meats but she taught me how to bowl and got me on the bowling league. She was always so much fun. She will be deeply missed. Your in my prayers during this time and may God Bless you all.

Sharon Mckee
   Posted Fri November 22, 2013
Worked with "trots" @ equity. I am sure she will be remembered and missed my many. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Pat Kaple
   Posted Fri November 22, 2013
Dear Drerups, So sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed Trotsy during my very green years as being CYO coach for the SPPS team. I was always able to enjoy visiting with her at the nursing home and am sorry to see that she has passed.
Jack and I are visiting in Colorado and will be unable to express our sympathies personally to all of you.

God bless!

Kathleen Jones
   Posted Fri November 22, 2013
Our family would like to extend sincere sympathy to your entire family, including, the nieces and nephews of whom she thought so much of. It was a pleasure spending time with Diane when I worked at PACC. We had many laughs and I truly enjoyed her friendship. I'll always remember the good times! Love and prayers during this difficult time. Katie and Brian Jones and Carolyn and the Deters family.

Lois Baratko (Deters)
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
I was surprised and saddened by the passing of my friend and classmate, Trots.
What memories we all have of her genuine smile and distinct laugh.
I had not visited her in quite awhile and so wish I had when I was in area. She definitely was one of a kind and made me feel better after listening to her talk of 4 legged friends and express explanations of the photos in her room. What a heart of gold! She is in a better place now.

Charles "Mike" Haley
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
My condolences for your loss. Trots was an inspiration to me. Her ability to deal with her illness and still find the level of pleasure that she seemed to take from her everyday life was always something to me. She always seemed to have a smile on her face and a welcome for everyone. She will be dearly missed.


Dorothy Christman LPN
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
Sympathy to the family. I met Diane when I joined Putnam Acres as a nurse. She then lived in the apartments. She was a joy to know and visit. I brought my dog, Coco to visit her. I was her 3rd shift Nurse at the end. It is so sad and will take a long while to accept she is now in Heaven. God Bless the family. With Sincere Sympathy, Dorothy Christman.

Kelly Schroeder
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
My deep sympathy to the Drerup family. I enjoyed visiting with Trots frequently when I worked at PACC. Quite often, I would bring my daughter Mia into work with me and Trots would entertain her while I worked. They were pretty evenly matched at wii tennis! And I certainly enjoyed her sense of humor!
I know you will all miss her deeply.
What a joy for Trots now to be rid of the chair, and to be able to stand and even run with the Lord! May God comfort you, Ruth and all of your family.
Kelly Schroeder

Mary Jane (Kuhlman) Fellers
   Posted Sun November 24, 2013
So sad to hear of Diane's passing..

Such fond memories from high school and years following until I moved from Ottawa.

Always remember her for her BIG smile. great laugh, huge heart and with the great courage and acceptance with which she later approached her MS.

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