Obituary: Diana Lynn Mink Hanks


August 28, 1949 – June 19, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Diana Lynn Mink Hanks, nee Hall, age 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Loving mother of Art (Julie) Mink, Daniel (Diane) Mink, James Mink, Laura (Jeff) White, David (Stacy) Mink, and DebraAnn Mink. Proud grandmother of many grandchildren. Recently married to Edward Hanks. Dear sister of the late Cheryl Hatley. Preceded in death by her late husband Jack Mink and her parents Erwin and Omah “Kay” Hall.

Diana was a retired secretary for the Moody Bible Institute and Lansing Bible Church. She also taught Sunday School and served as an AWANA Leader. She was loved by many and will be missed. Visitation Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with Rev. Phil Humber officiating. Interment Cedar Park Cemetery – Calumet Park, IL. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online guestbook at