Dianne Ruth Ghertner (nee Laslavic), 73, of Elk Grove Village, formerly of Oak Park, died peacefully on Feb. 18, 2021. Born on May 15, 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Louis and Helen (nee Shantz) Laslavic, she attended Carnegie Mellon University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. A school teacher, she taught history for many years before becoming an educational sales representative.
Dianne was preceded in death by her son, Andrew Ghertner. She is survived by her partner Thomas Drabant, her son Paul Ghertner, her former husband Gary Ghertner, her sister Lynn Connolly (Terry), her nephew Brian Connelly, her niece Meghan Fazenbaker (David), her great-niece Emma Fazenbaker, and his great-nephew William Fazenbaker.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation at P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or online at https://www.michaeljfox.org.
Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.