Diane Marie Byrd, 84, of Fort Dodge formerly of Statesville, North Carolina, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center. A time of visitation and gathering for family and friends will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 P.M. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
Mrs. Byrd is survived by her children, JoMarie Anders of Colorado, Mark (Betsy) Power of Richmond, Kentucky, Joel Power Jr. and William Power both of Statesville, North Carolina. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Freddie Karlson, and her husband, Joel Power Sr.
Diane Marie Baker, the daughter of Jessie and Wilma (Petersen) Baker was born January 1, 1929 in Skokie, Illinois. She has worked as a waitress and lived most of her life in Statesville North Carolina. For the past five years Diane has been a resident of the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center. She was a lover of animals and memorials may be left to the Almost Home Humane Society of Fort Dodge.