Diane H. Walsh

  • Born: October 2, 1942
  • Died: June 12, 2016
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Diane H. Walsh, age 73 of Sterling, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 12, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her immediate family, after being visited the last few weeks by so many dear friends and family members.

Diane was born on October 2, 1942 in West Palm Beach, FL, the daughter of William H. and Margaret (Rood) Small, Jr. She married Robert Walsh, Sr. on August 19, 1959 in Las Vegas, NV. She loved her home "At Long Last" where she spent much of her time with her horses, gardening, and painting.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; her children, Robert (Kim) Walsh, Jr. of Rock Falls, Deb (Ron) Schulte of Dixon, Diane Wheeler of Ocala, FL and Ronald (Jill) Walsh of Bradford, IL; her sister, Barbara (DeWalter) Adams of San Diego, CA; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one great grandchild.

Cremation rites have been accorded with the McDonald Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Prairieville Cemetery in Sterling.