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Amanda Lyn Borgia (Diehl) passed away on Friday, August 24th, 2018 in Demotte IN. She was 35 years old, but had already spread many lifetimes worth of love and light to all of those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her. She is survived by her beloved sons, Jax Connor and Tanner James, parents James (Butch) and Penny Diehl, brother Joshua (Kimberly) Diehl, grandparents Alma Diehl, Gerald (Bob) and Shirley Moritz, in-laws Joseph and Elizabeth Borgia, Diane, Julia (Sean), Rhiannon (Trey) as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.
Amanda was born on October 20th, 1982. The joy she brought into her parent’s life that day has never stopped since. A few years later in 1985, she got promoted to big sister with the birth of her brother, Joshua. There has never been a better daughter or sister. She grew up active in church, girl scouts, sports, school. She always achieved at a high level and made all those that knew her proud. Through high school she was active in more clubs and organizations than you could imagine, taking on challenges and leadership roles. During this time, she also worked at Kmart part time. She graduated with honors from Merrillville High School in 2001. She was the winner of the Eli Lily Scholarship that allowed her to pursue here dream of studying business at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN. She immediately immersed herself into the campus community. She was part of many organizations and even served as the school mascot (the screaming eagle) for a short time. In 2005, Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance and a minor in Marketing. Her achievements gained her employment as an assistant manager with Walgreens for a couple of years, before finding the career she loved with Centier Bank. She excelled at the work she loved and rose to branch manager, before voluntarily reducing her role to be with her children. Everyone at the bank adored her and she thought of them as her extended family.
In 2013, her first son, Jax Connor was born. For all the light, love, and passion that Amanda had shown the world, this truly allowed her to shine the brightest. Being a mom was her passion and she did it fiercely. In 2015, her second son Tanner James was born. What was there with one, doubled with two. So proud and loving, she put her boys first in her life and always made sure that they had everything they needed for a fun, fulfilled life. Anyone that met her could see the joy that they brought into her life. They always were on an adventure or out learning about something new and exciting. Amanda always included all of her family in the boys’ lives as well and made sure that they saw how many people in this world love them.
Amanda always went out of her way to make people feel loved and special. She truly was a shining star in this world. God has a gained a beautiful angel. She will be missed, loved, and honored. Celebration of her life will take place during visitation from 3pm to 8pm on Friday, August 31st, 2018 along with funeral services at 10am Saturday, September 1st, 2018. Both will be held at the church she grew up attending, Immanuel United Church of Christ in Highland, IN.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com