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DiAnn Gerleman

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DiAnn Regina Gerleman, age 68 of New Hampton, Iowa died March 23, 2011, surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday March 28, 2011, at the Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph Center in New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus officiating. The pall will be placed by her husband and children. Lectors for the service will be Kelli Swisher, Megan Lansing and Jacquelyn Lansing. Presenting the offertory gifts will be DiAnn’s grandchildren. Ann Bennett will be the organist with Mike Carlin and Alex Gerleman, cantors accompanying the Holy Family Resurrection Choir. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Hampton with DiAnn’s nephews as pallbearers, Joel Kuennen, Shawn Lansing, Shelby Lansing, Shane Lansing, Pat Lansing, Scott Lansing, Corey Hruska, Chris Hruska, Warren Gerleman and Grant Gerleman. Honorary pallbearers will be DiAnn’s Card Club Friends, Dayton & Annette Fahning, Tom & Marian Gebel, Vern & Jean Laures, Mike & Dorothy Carlin, Bob & Sheryl Linderbaum, LeRoy & Danice Larson, Laverne & Mary Nelson, Kay Lester, Karen Ellsworth, Gail & Susie Bierman and Merle & Karen Schwickerath. Friends may greet the family from 3 – 8 p.m. Sunday March 27th at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton, where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. DiAnn Regina was born April 17, 1942, in Ossian, Iowa the daughter of Wilfred and Victoria (Hageman) Lansing. She attended grades one thru twelve at St. Francis DeSales School in Ossian. On July 1, 1963, she married Roger Gerleman. To this union three children were born. After high school, DiAnn went on to Paris Academy of Cosmetology in Cedar Rapids. She worked in a salon in Ossian and later owned and operated DiAnn’s Beauty Salon on Main Street in Ossian for several years. She and her husband Roger moved to Charles City in 1966, and later in 1971 moved to New Hampton, where DiAnn was a homemaker as the children grew up. She worked at the Pinicon restaurant for seven years and then as the Vice President of New Hampton Lumber for sixteen years. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Rosary Society and The Holy Family Choir. DiAnn had a passion for working outside in her vegetable and flower gardens; bird watching; mother nature and especially the full moon. She loved the flowering trees in Spring, since that was her favorite time of year. She also found enjoyment in the music of the 50’s and 60’s, reading, cooking, canning, playing cards and Sequence. The most enjoyable times for DiAnn, were when she could spend time with her husband, family and friends. DiAnn is survived by her husband of 47 years, Roger; sons, Todd Gerleman, St. Paul, MN and Troy Gerleman, Marion, IA; one daughter, Trisha (Rob) Hall, Hugo, MN; five grandchildren, Alex and Madeline Gerleman, Taylor Whalen, Isabella and Ava Hall; siblings, Bernice (Denis) Kuennen of LaCrosse, WI, Kenny (Judy) Lansing of Ossian, IA, Keith (Verna) Lansing, Sumner, IA, Nancy (Ken) Hruska of Cresco, IA , and Clark (Joyce) Gerleman of Elizabeth, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Victoria Lansing; in-laws, Rudy and Wilma Gerleman; brother, Clifford Lansing; daughter in law, Amy (Dockendorf) Gerleman.

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  1. Dear Roger, you have our sincerest and deepest sympathy upon the loss of your beloved DiAnn. I can still remember the fun time we had on the Silver Advantage trip to the River. You were a happy, ‘role-model’ couple, it was obvious that you loved each other dearly. We will be lighting a luminary in memory of DiAnn at this year’s Relay – she will be truly missed! Her courageous battle was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Our prayers are with you & your family. Sincerely, Francie Crawford

  2. Roger and familes You all have our deepest smypathy we are so sorry! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Stephen and Shelley Stalder

  3. Gerleman Family ~ May the joyful memories help carry you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy, Roberta and family

  4. Roger and family My deepest sympathy, for the loss of your wife and mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I will always remember DiAnn as a friend, cousin and classmate and her smile. Victoria Lansing Phoenix, Az

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire dear Gerleman family and friends. I have fond memories of DiAnn and I always picture her smiling. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Susie and family

  6. Roger, Todd, Troy and Trish, I’m very sorry to here of the passing of DiAnn. She was a Super Nice lady who will be missed. I want to wish you all my condolences. God bless her. She is in my prayers. Kendall

  7. I wish you strength in this time of sorrow, and peace for DiAnn. My memories of the Gerleman family are all of laughter and smiles. Give hugs all around and remember those times.

  8. Roger and family, Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your wife. My my does seeing her picture and reading about your years together bring back memories of St. Aloysius, your mom and dad and even that handsome brother of yours! Please know you all remain in my prayers as you begin your grief journey to find a new kind of normal in the coming days and years. GOD BLESS! Linda

  9. Roger, Troy, Todd, & Trish, I was sorry to hear about the loss of DiAnn. She was a very special person and such a good friend to Mom & Dad. There are so many happy memories they shared. I will remember singing (and laughing)with her in the alto section in choir while growing up. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Wayne and Vernelda Van Note

  11. DiAnn was a wonderful sister, who will be sadly missed. I’ll miss all the fun times we had together. She’s in God’s hands now. Love you

  12. Trisha, Troy, Roger, Todd & family; My sincere sympathy to all of you at this time. DiAnn was a wonderful person who will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Dear Roger and family: I am so sorry to hear about DiAnn’s passing. I suspect DiAnn fought as hard as she could. I am so glad we had time to see her at the reunion as well as all of you. Commitment doesn’t allow me to come, but Salah and I will be keeping you in prayer for strength and peace. Love Jane and Salah

  14. Our sincere sympathy with thoughts and prayers. Always enjoyed visiting with DiAnn when I saw her. Such a great person.

  15. Gerleman Family, We offer our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved Diann. May God ‘walk with you’ in your grief and may your memories help ease the pain of the sad days ahead. Dan and Alice

  16. Sending my thoughts and sympathies to the family. The world lost two beautiful, classy, strong women that day… Elizabeth Taylor and DiAnn Gerleman.

  17. My husband and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved DiAnn. We would like to share with you something that has brought us much comfort at a similar time in our lives. John 11:14-44 shares with us the experience of Jesus resurrecting Lazarus here on earth before the very eyes of those he loved. We can only imagine the tears of joy when we too are reunited with our dear loved ones. (John 5:28,29) DiAnn will surely be missed by many of those who’s lives she shared, remember the experiences you shared together and learn from them, hold them close to your heart and cherish them. May you find comfort from those who surround you at this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences to all of you

  18. We are so sorry for the loss of DiAnn. she was a very strong lady to have to endure so much with the battle of cancer. I truly admire her spirit for such a fight she gave to survive and she did. She will be truly missed by many and Roger and I can still see her standing at the counter at the New Hampton Lumber Yard while we were doing our remodeling way back when. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and a wonderful personality that just shined. She has touched so many people in our community, she will always be in our memories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Roger, Lisa, Cody, Catherine, Dylon and Zachary Wilker

  19. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your memories will help you through this sad time.

  20. So sorry to hear that you’ve lost DiAnn. I remember her growing up in Ossian and seeing her at the Wagon Wheel. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Roger and family: We are so sorry to hear of DiAnn’s passing. She will be missed by many. We pray that you will find comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord and is at peace. Gary and Mary Lou Ries

  22. Roger and family, We are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts are with you. She gave it a great fight. Harvey and Pam Schmitt

  23. Roger and family… Sorry to hear of your loss. May the love and support from family and friends help you through this difficult time

  24. Roger,Todd, Troy and Tricia, and grandchildren, We are sadden by DiAnn’s death. She was always a neat, friendly lady to meet anywhere anytime. Her cooking was delicious. We hope your memories of wife, mom and grandma will be everlasting. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Sue Jensen

  25. Roger & family- We’ve all lost a special woman & friend. She had such strength and fought so hard. Please know we will keep you in our prayers. Duane & Pat

  26. Roger & Family – My thoughts are with you and your family. DiAnn was such a beautiful person and fought a couragous battle.

  27. Roger and Family–I’m so sorry to hear of DiAnns passing. She was a wonderful lady.I always enjoyed chattig with her. But she is no longer in pain and is with God and other friends in Heaven. Maxine Skoda

  28. Roger and family – Our deepest sympathy to all of you. DiAnn was a very special lady. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Pat and Carol

  29. Roger, Troy, Todd, andTrisha We are so sorry for your loss. The past few years have not been easy for Diane and you, but she was always positive even when she was fighting a difficult battle. She will be missed! Roger – My Mom and Dad always enjoy your visits. I hope you will continue to drop in on them. I am sorry I can not be with you but you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. Roger and family: Our deepest sympathy to you. Remember all the special times you shared and may the memories heal your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  31. Roger, Trisha, Troy, and Todd, We were saddened to hear of DiAnn’s passing. It is difficult to think of the old neighborhood without picturing DiAnn showing us the flowers and her garden. What a blessing she was to know. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Joanne and Richard

  32. Roger–I give you and your family my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife and mother respectively.May God be with you and your children at this difficult time and help you find peace in your hearts.God bless.

  33. Roger and family: Our deepest sympathy on the loss of DiAnn. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mark and Aimee Schissel

  34. Roger, Troy, Todd, & Trisha: We can not make the funeral but please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  35. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your families. Remember all the good times. She will be looking over you all now.

  36. My thought and prayers go out to your family at this dfficult time. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. William Wordsworth

  37. Love, prayers & sympathy from my family to yours. We pray you find comfort in knowing that DiAnn’s pain is gone and she is enjoying the splendor of heaven. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed. Love you all…

  38. Roger & family, We are so sorry for your loss. DiAnn was a beautiful person and loved her family so. I will always remember our nice weekly visits when I worked for the newspaper. Hang onto all your wonderful memories.

  39. So sorry to hear of DiAnn’s passing. You are a wonderful family and I hope you all can find comfort in each another during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Kay, Ken and Kenny Duty

  40. Dear Roger and family. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. DiAnn was a special person and she fought the battle of cancer so valiantly. Your hearts are breaking but know that she is finally at peace and her pain is gone. Hold on to all those special memories the two of you created in those 47 years. We will be out of town so will not be with you in person but our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

  41. We were deeply saddened to hear about DiAnn’s passing. She was a special lady, loved by anyone who knew her, and will be greatly missed.

  42. Roger and family: Kathy and I are deeply sorry for your loss of Di Ann, wife and mother and a dear friend of ours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  43. Trisha and family, DiAnn fought a courageous fight and now can rest and enjoy the joys of God. My your hearts heal knowing she is with God and watching over your family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  44. Roger & Family, With sympathy on the loss of DiAnn she was a wonderful person who will be missed by many. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  45. Roger, Troy, Todd, & Trisha, Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. DiAnn was a very special lady and will be missed by so many. She fought a long hard battle but is now at peace with our Lord. Cherish all of the special memories and hold them dear to your hearts. I am sorry I cannot be with you but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Merle will represent me. Karen & Merle

  46. Roger and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. DiAnn was such special lady. You guys would be in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa stevenson

  47. Roger and family: Sorry to hear of your loss. While we have not been able to visit with you lately, we have always enjoyed talking to you over the years. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. Peggy and Gordon Bonzer.

  48. Roger and Family; We are so sorry for your loss. DiAnn will be missed by all who knew her. What a positive and beautiful lady she was. Love and prayers, Karen and Olin Amundson

  49. Roger & family, DiAnn fought a long hard battle, but she is at peace and with the Lord. Hold your memories close to your heart. Love Frank & Eleanore

  50. Roger and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family. Love, Ed and Sandy Shekleton

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