Diana Lynn Kies
December 28, 1945 - June 29, 2018
Diana Lynn Kies, 72, of rural Allen, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, June 29, 2018, at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson. She was born December 28, 1945 in Hillsdale to Woodrow & Lois (Wildt) Southfield. Diana was married November 27, 1964 to Gary Kies and he survives.
Diana was the chief cook and bottle washer at the family business, K & K Tannery in Jonesville. She was a former longtime secretary at Hillsdale College. Diana also ran the Sage Center at the College until her retirement. In her spare time, Diana loved gardening, hunting and her labrador retrievers.
Surviving besides her husband Gary are three children, Loretta (Dean) Blank of Allen, Jeffery (Christina) Kies of Hillsdale and Ann (Shane) Munsell of Osseo; six grandchildren, Tyler Vandeberghe, Breeann & Jamison Kies, Colin & Kelsey Munsell and Mitch Blank; a great-granddaughter, Vivian Vandeberghe; and siblings, Bonnie (Pete) Lucas of Jonesville and Jerry (Kathi) Southfield of Litchfield.
Memorial services for Diana Kies will be Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Dr. Jon Swanson and Pastor Ken Pierpont officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation Monday from 6-9PM and on Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM until services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the South Litchfield Baptist Church or Hospice of Hillsdale County.