Diann Mae Linke, age 70 of Fox Lake, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018, at Thedacare in Neenah with family at her side.
Diann was born on September 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 met Dennis Linke and later married Dennis on June 18, 1966, in Fox Lake at St. John’s Lutheran Church. 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 long time member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church of Randolph.
Diann is survived by her husband Dennis of Fox Lake; children, Paul Linke and 4 children of Horicon, Patricia (Jerod) Pasch and 10 children of Kendall, WI, Diana Beard of Beaver Dam, April (Rev. Paul) White and 4 children of Milwaukee, Dick (Melissa) Linke and 3 children of Sherwood, WI and Kimberly (Wes) Yuds and 1 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 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 West Main Street, Waupun and on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, 335 Jones Drive, Randolph.
Funeral service for Diann will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 10, 2018, at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, 335 Jones Drive, Randolph with Rev. Daniel Schumann officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Fox Lake.
Kohls Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.