Mrs. Diane Adele Graham
March 17, 1946 - September 27, 2011
Diane Adele Graham
Diane Adele (Peterson) Graham, 65, of Garden Prairie, IL died Tuesday evening, September 27, 2011 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Diane was born March 17, 1946 in Belvidere, IL the daughter of Roy and Evalyn (Linder) Peterson. She married Mr. Leon “Lee” Graham on December 10, 1965. Diane worked at Camcar for 42 years and most recently for ABC Rapid Delivery. She was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church.
Diane is loved and will be missed by her husband, Lee; daughters, Kris (Dan) Baumann of Rockford, Kecia Leonard of Manteno, IL, Karla Graham of Rockford, Kendra Luebke of Janesville, WI, Karena Graham of Garden Prairie; grandchildren, Brittny Baumann, Bethany Baumann, Aaron Leonard, Garrett Leonard, Andy, Gavin, Hayley Balk, Dane and Kara Luebke, Derrek Baumann; great grandchildren, Carter Bullard, Kylee Leonard, Aryana Leonard, Dakota Baumann; siblings, Lynne (Gerry) Hulstedt of Belvidere, Maureen (Stan) Palka of Belvidere, Jill (Dennis) Daniels of Belvidere, Andrea (Steve) Gibson of Crown Point, IN, Cedric (Vicki) Peterson of Belvidere, Rory Peterson of Belvidere; sisters in-law, Dianna Peterson of Poplar Grove, Charlotte Schwebke of Lake Placid, FL and Elizabeth Lunsford of Las Cruces, NM; numerous nieces and nephews. Diane is predeceased by her parents Roy and Evalyn Peterson; sister, Sheryll Lewis; brother, Kurt Peterson; infant brother, Jay; grandparents A. John and Ellen Peterson and Herman and Mabel Linder; nephew, Jeff Evenson; parents in-law Lillian and Earl Graham.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2011 in Evangelical Covenant Church, 220 E. Harrison Street, Belvidere with Rev. Scott Nellis officiating. Burial will be at East Bonus Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of Evangelical Covenant Church or to the American Cancer Society in Diane’s memory.
Visitation: Funeral Home
Service: Evangelical Covenant Church