Diane H. Jalili

Diane H. Jalili

Waunakee- Diane H. (Kuehn) Jalili, age 68, had an 8-month battle with cancer and was taken from us on April 7, 2012.

She was born August 27, 1943 to Leonard and Herlindis Ballweg Kuehn in the Village of Waunakee.

Diane attended St. Martin’s Catholic School, Waunakee High School, UW Madison and graduated from UW Whitewater, earning a degree in Elementary Education. She taught at Mendota School, Madison and then moved to southern California, where she taught in several parochial schools during he r 20-year stay in Santa Monica and Irvine.

Diane loved children and had a lifelong interest in helping to improve their reading skills in particular. She loved all animals as well, especially her two little kitties, Boo and Ellie.

She is survived by her sister, Eileen (Waunakee), brother Ken (Lakewood, CO), sister-in-law Mary Lou Kuehn (Middleton), nieces Lisa Kuehn, Ronda (Jim) Guidry, Jodi (Terry Kalscheur) Kuehn, Vicki (Tanveer) Razzaq, Kristin (Barrie Turner), nephews John (Elaine Crowley) Kuehn, Gary (Linda) Kuehn, and Eric Kuehn. Great nieces and nephews Tia, Courtney, and Alexis Razzaq; Zach, Zoe, and Noah Guidry; Spencer and Riley Kuehn; Sam, Mia, and Ava Kalscheur.

Diane was preceded in death by her mother Herlindis, father Leonard, brother Stan, sister-in-law Marlene (Myhre) Kuehn, her godparents and her many aunts and uncles.

A mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Church, 209 South St. Waunakee at 11:00 am, Friday April 13, 2012, Msgr James Gunn will officiate. Visitation will take place at the Winn-Cress Funeral Home at 5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, and at St. John’s on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of Mass. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, any memorial gifts will be disbursed among the family’s chosen charities.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Carbone Cancer Center, especially Dr. Njiaju and Dr. Kozak. A huge thanks to the staff of the Home Health United Hospice Care, especially Emily and Chris, her nurses.

We will dearly miss our “Sis” and “Auntie Di” so very much ,but she remains in our hearts forever.