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“We were so sorry to read about Diana passing in the paper. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.Terry & Karen O'Malley ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Terry & Karen O'Malley - Sterling, IL

“We were so sad to hear about Dianne's passing. Your family is on our minds and in our prayers. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Michelle Virtue - Sterling, IL

“My deepest sympathy Tim, Paul, Jonathan and families. Diana had such a big heart, always giving and caring for others. I was truly blessed Pto have...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Lynda Cox - Sterling, IL - Friend

“I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Diana. She loved her family dearly. I know she will be sorely missed. My prayers and thoughts are with the Lauff...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jackie Murphy - Plainfield, IL

“Sending prayers to the Lauff/Lucas families for your loss. We lost contact over the years but I have many happy memories with Diana. She will be...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sandi Arduini - Sterling, IL

“Dear Family,I am so sorry to hear about my cousin Diana. She was so much fun and always full of energy. She was always ready to help others and...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: DeAnne Cotthoff - TN - Family


Diana Lynn Lucas Lauff, 72, of Sterling, died on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Rock River Hospice Home. Diana was born on November 7, 1948 in Prairie Du Chein, WI, the daughter of Francis L. and Elsie (Lund) Lucas. She married Timothy Lauff on June 29, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Diana was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling. She was employed at Sterling Steel Ball and also cleaned many homes in the area for more than 40 years.

Survivors include her husband, Timothy of Sterling; two sons, Paul Lauff of Sterling, and Jonathan (Lori) Lauff of Naperville; two sisters, Gwendolyn Lucas, and Rhonda Knowles-Lucas, both of Sterling; two grandchildren, Jonah and Jeremy; special cousin, Nick Lauff of Sterling; one uncle, Paul Lund of Sterling; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Diana was preceded in death by her parents; and her grandmother, Bertha Whitehead.

Diana specialized in helping others, and she loved to spoil and support her two grandsons.

Cremation rites will be accorded. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rock River Hospice & Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL 61081.