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Diann Linke, 70, Fox Lake

August 8, 2018

Diann Mae Linke, 70, Fox Lake, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Thedacare in Neenah with family at her side.

Diann was born Sept. 8, 1947, on the family homestead in rural Waupun, a daughter of Dick and Margaret (Pater) Schears. She grew up in the Waupun area and attended Waupun public schools. Diann married Dennis Linke on June 18, 1966, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fox Lake. They were blessed with six children and raised their family and continued to live in Fox Lake for 51 years. Diann enjoyed gardening, crocheting, baking, making jam and doughnuts. She loved spoiling her grandchildren and traveling with Dennis to various casinos. Diann was a longtime member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Randolph.

Diann is survived by her husband, Dennis of Fox Lake; son, Paul Linke and four children of Horicon; daughter, Patricia (Jerod) Pasch and 10 children of Kendall; daughter, Diana Beard of Beaver Dam; daughter, April (Rev. Paul) White and four children of Milwaukee; son, Dick (Melissa) Linke and three children of Sherwood; daughter, Kimberly (Wes) Yuds and one child of Columbus; siblings, Jermaine (Rose) Schears of Beaver Dam, Richard Schears of Beaver Dam, Milton Schears of Princeton, Wilbert (Jean) Schears of Waupun, Joann (Jerry) Neumann of Waupun, Gerald (Rita) Schears of Waupun and Larry (Charlotte) Schears of Waupun; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald Schears; nephew, Daniel Schears; granddaughter, Hannah Straley; parents-in-law; and sister-in-law, Mary Schears.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 W. Main St., Waupun and on Friday, Aug. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, 335 Jones Drive, Randolph.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, 335 Jones Drive, Randolph, with the Rev. Daniel Schumann officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Fox Lake.

Kohls Community Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit kohlsfh.com.

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