225 W. Monroe St., New Bremen, OH 45869

Dianne Komminsk August 24, 1944 - October 5, 2019

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Dianne Komminsk, of New Bremen, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her home on October 5, 2019, after a lengthy illness.

Dianne was the daughter of Betty (Greene) Komminsk and Paul Lewis Komminsk, both of who predeceased her. She was a graduate of New Bremen High School and Duke University, graduating in 1966 with degrees in political science, economics and history.

During her life, Dianne was the owner of Micro Fotofile in New Bremen and also served as a director of American Budget Company from 1989 through 2016. She was president of First National Bank in New Bremen from 1997 to 2000 and served as chairperson of the board of directors from 1997 through 2017.

In addition to her business activities, Dianne was a great lover of art and was a board member of the Dayton Art Institute serving on many committees with that organization.

Dianne was best known for her love of the New Bremen community and the many charitable projects she was a part of. She was a faithful supporter of the New Bremen library, schools, police department and life squad. She was a member of the board of trustees of the New Bremen Foundation for many years and was named chairperson emeritus in 2017.

One of her greatest loves was the creation and building of Komminsk Legacy Park, which she felt was a proud memorial to her family and the love they all had for New Bremen. At the time of her passing she was actively participating in the formation of the Center for Innovative Thinking through the New Bremen Schools.

Dianne was an extraordinary person who will be missed by all who knew her or had contact with her in any way.

Pursuant to her wishes, there will be no public memorial service.
Donations in her memory may be made to the New Bremen Foundation or any charity related to the arts, for that was her true love in life.

Pursuant to her wishes, there will be no public memorial service.

Donations in her memory may be made to the New Bremen Foundation or any charity related to the arts, for that was her true love in life.


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    jim and janet dicke says

    words are never enough. Dianne was a treasure to us all.

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    Larry ad Janice Smith says

    Dianne will be long remembered for her support of the arts and the community. She will be missed for sure!

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    Linda says

    Dianne was a wonderful confidante. So honest and down to earth. She found true joy in giving and we are all blessed because of that. So thankful to have had the privilege to know her.

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    Rod and Marlene Klose says

    Dianne was a good friend and a wonderful, loving giving person. She will be greatly missed. her Legacy park in New Bremen is a constant reminder of her generosity.

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    Lisa Graves says

    She sure was an interesting women who will surely be missed! Always had a hug for you.

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      Alice Hartwig says

      Rest in peace Dianne.

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    Rae Lynn Price says

    Bret and Lynn Price
    Dianne was an amazing woman who enriched so many lives!
    She was loved and will be missed.!!

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    Cindy Wierwille says

    What joy she brought to others. Kind and oh so caring! Rest In Peace Diane, you will be missed by many.

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    Sue Harrod says

    What a classy and loving person. She always supported others and community. I will never forget and cherish all of our talks and time together. Thanks for all you have done. Love you always.

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    Bill and Cindy Young says

    Dianne was a wonderful person and family friend, and we enjoyed visiting with her. We lost another great pillar in the community. Peace be with you, Dianne.

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    Angela Hamberg says

    I had the privilege to speak to Dianne only a handful of times, but each and every time she expressed her love for the New Bremen community, and the children. She had a giving heart, as well as a humble heart.

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    Wanda Dammeyer says

    Dianne was such an asset to New Bremen. Her unique personality, her generosity, curiosity and her love of the arts and love of life was truly unique. She was truly an inspiration. We will miss her. Wanda & Daryl Dammeyer

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    Jeff Pape says

    Diane was personality that does not come around often, loved New Bremen and nothing was ever quite good enough, always wanted e\whatever she was working on just right. Will miss her energy.

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    Kay May says

    Dianne you were a wonderful person with such a generous heart. Thank you for all you have done for the New Bremen Community. You were certainly be missed. May you rest in peace

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    Jim Moore says

    Paul and Betty Komminsk were friends of my grandparents, Lee and Freida Harmony. My recollection is Paul designed the home his family lived in. My mother, Barbara, who was a few years older than Diane, was a sitter for Diane on occasion. Since my sisters and I grew up in New Bremen, we all knew each other and socialized on occasion. That household was always very kind to my family and to me. I am very sorry that they are all gone. I know New Bremen mattered to them.

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