Diane K. Wickenhauser, 61, of Bloomington, passed away 10:55 p.m. Monday (Dec. 18, 2017) at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, from complications of living with metastatic breast cancer.
Her memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Shelley Bauer officiating. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the memorial home.
Memorials may be made to Community Cancer Center, Normal.
Diane was born Dec. 20, 1955, in Bloomington, a daughter to Lloyd and June Anderson Schwartz. Diane grew up in Carlock, attending Unit 5 schools, graduating from Normal Community High School in 1974. She attended Illinois State University, where she was a member of the intercollegiate women’s golf team, graduating in 1979. Diane stayed home with her children for many years before her 17-year employment with District 87. She married Dallas Wickenhauser on Aug. 16, 1980, in Bloomington.
Surviving are her husband, Dallas Wickenhauser, Bloomington; her three beloved children, Holly Wickenhauser, Dustin (Autumn) Wickenhauser and Heather Wickenhauser, all of Bloomington; and the lights of her life, her grandsons, Leo, Owynn and Tate, with baby boy No. 4 due in May. She is also survived by her brother, David (Carol) Schwartz, Carlock, and her aunt and cousins in Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Diane loved cats, the Chicago Cubs, and feeding the squirrels, birds and chipmunks in her yard. She enjoyed sewing, reading, sunset cruises on the lake and big bonfires (with s’mores) at the family cabin, "Camp Wick." Diane was never without her camera in tow, and enjoyed gardening and playing in the dirt. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Normal.
Diane extended her sincere appreciation for the extraordinary care and concern shown by Dr. Kathryn Widerborg, Dr. John Migas and the staff at Community Cancer Center. The family would also like to thank the nurses and doctors at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center for their attentive care in Diane’s last days.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed.
Condolences and memories of Diane may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.