|Honored by:||Jerry Van Dalen, Kendra Van Dalen and Kim Van Dalen|
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Dian is being honored by her husband and daughters in appreciation for her role in their lives. The daughter of Glen and Wilhelmina Monsma, she was raised on a farm near Sully, Iowa. In 1965 she married Jerry Van Dalen. Together they have two daughters, Kendra and Kim, who both are alumnae of Iowa State University.
Dian has been employed for over fifteen years as a secretary at Central College in Pella, Iowa. She has also taken an active role in the founding and operating of Van Dalen Inc., a family construction business. Her judgment, professionalism, work ethic, and positive attitude have contributed greatly to her career and to the success of these organizations.
She has been active in the League of Women Voters at the local, state, and national levels. She has held numerous positions in her local league, including President, Treasurer and Secretary. At the state level she served three years as the Treasurer. She has also served as a delegate at state and national League conventions.
Her involvement in the Pella community make her a well-known and respected citizen. She has been an active member of Second Reformed Church in Pella for over 24 years. In this time she has served as a Sunday school teacher, on numerous committees, and as an Elder on the Consistory.
She has been active in the annual Pella Tulip Festival, on the Queen's Court Costume Committee, as a Central College float designer, and as a meal server at her church. She was especially involved during the two years Other local involvement has included local school committees Pella Historical Society events and Pella Opera House book keeping. She is also a member of the Pella BU chapter of the P.E.O. sisterhood.
Of all of Dian's many involvements and accomplishments, her family is most grateful for the time and love that she has devoted towards being a role model, wife, mother, daughter and sister. They are pleased to honor her today and for years to come in the Carrie Chapman Catt Plaza of Heroines.
Submitted on 6/27/94
"Dian Van Dalen