Obituary: Diane Kodera Gadomski died
November 14, 2012
Diane Kodera Gadomski, 80, died in Indianapolis, Indiana on Nov. 12, 2012. She was born in Oak Park, Ill., in 1932 to James C. Kodera and Louise Adriansen. She is survived by husband of 57 years, Robert (Bob); sons Guy (Catherine), Gary (Annette), Jay (Holly) and Roy (Michelle); her sister, Jean Amrhein (Robert now deceased); seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; four great step grandchildren and 22 nieces and nephews.She graduated with a BS degree from Marquette University in speech pathology and was a lifetime member of Delta Zeta and Sigma sorority.She practiced speech therapy in Waconda & Lake Zurich, Ill. They lived in South Bend, Ind., Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Michigan before she and Bob moved to Indianapolis in 1962. For the last 20 years they split time between Indianapolis and Dillon while enjoying the beautiful country, snow skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, golf, tennis and bicycling. All along she traveled the world with Bob visiting over 30 countries.Diane volunteered for many years for the Indianapolis Museum of Art Alliance and the Art Rental & Sales Gallery. Her love was acting. Diane did commercial videos and voice over work for over 30 years through the Helen Wells Agency. She recorded for the Talking Books Program for 15 year. She worked as assistant director and marketing director for two production companies. But she was happiest on stage. She performed in numerous stage productions in Colorado as well as Indianapolis where her awards included the 2008 Encore award for “Best Actress in a Drama.” Diane is presently a member of Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Summit County and St. Mathew Catholic Church in Indianapolis. She volunteered in a variety of church functions through the years including the St. Vincent de Paul Society.The funeral mass will be held at noon on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at at St. Matthew. Calling will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, from 4-8 pm at Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple. A memorial service will be held in Colorado in the near future. Look for a separate notification of the details on this service.Contribute in Diane’s name to The Ellen Einterz Project/Vehicle C/O St. Matthew Catholic Church, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, or The American Cancer Society.