|Diane Harriet Larson
Born: April 07, 1950 Died: January 26, 2017
Diane Harriet Larson passed away and entered eternal life on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community
Born April 07, 1950 in Morris, Diane was a daughter of the late Harvey B. Larson and Deloris (Hauge) Larson of Newark, IL.
Survived and forever cherished by her mother, Deloris Larson of Morris; brother, Doug (Debbie) Larson of Shorewood; sister,
Sharon McKanna of Morris; nephew, Jon McKanna; nieces, Kristen (Dennis) Mueller and Kelly Larson. She was a very proud
great aunt to Nolan, Hayden and Addison Mueller. Also leaving behind many close relatives and friends who were a large part of
Diane attended Lisbon Grade School and Newark High School. She graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s
degree in education. She also obtained her Masters Degree in Education from Illinois State University. Diane retired from
Plainfield High School where she devoted her entire career teaching Home economics and Drivers Education.
Diane was a member of Helmar Lutheran Church, Newark, IL where she was an active participant and sang with the church
Diane enjoyed music her whole life and was an accomplished organist. As a young teen she competed at the State Fair. She
also enjoyed playing her saxophone through her school years. Another amazing talent was her skill in sewing, creating detailed
outfits, creating church banners, and expertly altering clothes for many relatives and friends. In addition, Diane shared her
special cake baking/decorating techniques to celebrate many special events.
In her spare time and in retirement years, Diane devoted herself to family and friends, being the go-to person that would
always say yes when called upon. She will be missed by many.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Helmar Lutheran Church, 11935 Lisbon Rd., Newark,
IL. Funeral services in her honor will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Helmar Lutheran Church at 10:30 am. Burial to
follow at West Lisbon Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to Helmar Lutheran Church Mission Fund, Helmar Music Department or American Cancer
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral
home at 815-942-0700.