NORWICH — Rita Diane Van Fossen of Norwich passed away on her 70th birthday Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Ohio State University James Cancer Center.

She was born in 1948 in Tiffin, Ohio, a daughter of the late Howard Ross and Mary (Birmely) Ross.

Mrs. Van Fossen was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking, especially for the grandkids.

Diane is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert K. Van Fossen; two sons, Kevin R. (Tammy M.) Van Fossen of Dresden and Brian D. (Lisa) Van Fossen of Norwich; five grandchildren, Brittany (Roger) Smith, Colton Van Fossen, Dylan Van Fossen, Owen Van Fossen and Kylie Van Fossen; a great granddaughter, Audrina Smith; two sisters, Joyce (Roger) Norman of Newcomerstown and Patricia Ross of Calhoun, GA; two brothers, Roger (Stella) Ross of Port Washington and Craig (Mary) Ross of Coshocton; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gary Ross.

Visitation was at Bundy-Law Funeral Home on Thursday, March 8, and her service was March 9 at Bundy-Law with Pastor Mark Stinson officiating. Burial followed in Northwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James Cancer Center. Diane’s online tribute wall may be viewed and signed at