In Memory of Diane Wilcox

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Diane (Shoemaker) Wilcox passed away on October 14, 2021 at the River Falls Area Hospital. She was born October 20, 1948 in Barron, Wisconsin; the daughter of William and Alma (Hanson) Shoemaker.  She lived in Wisconsin all her life moving from Barron to Roberts and then to River Falls where she graduated from high school.  After high school, she married Michael Wilcox and had many great years together.  They moved to the Milwaukee area where she studied accounting and computer training at Gateway Technical Institute.  She worked in computers with Abbot and Case.  She was also active in her church and loved singing in a choir, working for the Literacy Council, reading books, rescuing dogs, crocheting, and being with family. Diane stayed in the area until her retirement when she bought a camper and enjoyed exploring the United States visiting old friends and making lots of new ones along the way.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Michael, brother Donald and nephew Rick.  She is survived by brothers Dennis (Maralee) from Brandywine, Maryland, and David (Dorothy) of Ellsworth, Wisconsin and many nieces, nephews, cousins and family.

A celebration of life gathering will be held on October 23, 2021 at 10AM at Crossroads Apostolic Church at 2450 Wisconsin Street Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Funeral and cremation services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of River Falls.

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  • So sorry for your loss. I was thinking about Diane just this week. We sang together in the choir at First Reformed Church. Diane and my wife Marleen attended bible study together. Diane was always a cheerful spirit and undaunted by the challenges of life.
    May the God of grace give you comfort, hope, and peace during this time of sorrow.

    I have a recording of an anthem we sang together a few years back. Apparently I can’t share it here, but if you’d like to have it, I can email it to you.

  • Sorry to see of Diane’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at Case. My sympathies to Diane’s family and friends.

  • Diane was like a sister to me and I loved her dearly. We have known each other since we were 15 and 16 years old. I will miss her so very much!

  • Dave & Dorothy: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Our sincere sympathy to you & your family.