• Dale Bartscher

2019 SDRTL Humanitarian of the Year~ Diane Ange

Diane Ange was born and raised in Kellnersville, Wisconsin. She attended nursing school at Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In 1967 she received a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Diane then married David Ange in 1970 and they moved to Rapid City, South Dakota. They adopted three children. Their daughter had severe FAS and she and one of Diane’s sons are deceased.

Diane’s professional life includes teaching at Milwaukee’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s McNamara School of Nursing in Rapid City, and Dakota Wesleyan University’s Upward Mobility School of Nursing. She also worked at Black Hills Neurology in Rapid City, SD.

Diane has been very active in the pro-life movement. She served as the Rapid City Area Right to Life Chapter President for four years (2015-2019). Currently she has been elected as the Chapter’s Treasurer’s Assistant. As President Diane sought to have a prolife activity scheduled each month. She continues to be an ambassador for the pro-life cause through events such as: County Fairs, Hills Alive, and Spiritual Adoptions. Diane has presented talks around the State of South Dakota on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

She is a member of Catholic Daughters, a professed Secular Franciscan and a Cursillista. All three of these groups are very supportive of pro-life activities.

Diane Ange is a ‘Pro-Life Champion’ who serves the cause with a passion unequaled by many. She believes that all persons, from pre-born to the elderly, are precious in God’s eyes and have a purpose in His plans.

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