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“Sorry to Hear of Diane's passing I will say a prayer for her and all of the family Grew up with all you guys know that my heart Aches for you all...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tomi Johnson - Ormond Beach FL

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of your loved one, Diane Walsh. Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. May...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mike and Mia Kerz - IL - Friend

“Today and always, may loving memories bring you strength, comfort & peace. My condolences to you and the family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Felipe Ranjel - Houston, TX

“Diane (Ma) will be missed dearly, she made me laugh and was always in a great mood. She was always fun to be around. Bob and Ron always knew how to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Tim & Brenda Pritchard - Morrison, IL

“Great sorrow came to me when I read of Diane's passing. The entire Walsh family has been like a second family to me from way back in our "younger...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Brad Kunde - Sterling, IL

“We are so saddened to hear about Diane's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Marvin & Kathleen Pursell - IL

“I am so sorry for your loss, Diane. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Frost - Sterling, IL

“My condolences to the entire Walsh family from a long ago neighbor. May God comfort you during this difficult time. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kerry (Wigginton) Lin - Rockford, IL

“So sorry to hear of your Mom,s passingvwiex ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Rosemary O,Brien - Sterling, IL

“Prairieville School memories ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: William (Bill) & Denise Johnson - IL

“I spent many days and night at the Walsh home as Ron is my best friend. Ron and I had so much fun together.I became very close with Bob and Diane. ...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Mark & Joan McDonnell - Iowa City, IA

“Diane was a very special friend who was always there for me in good times and in bad. I have so many great memories with this wonderful family...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jan and Herb Jennings - DeLand, FL


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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.