Diane Florence Herlinger, 74


Diane Florence Herlinger (nee Beyer), 74, of the town of Trenton passed away Nov. 10, 2012 at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend. Diane was born on Aug. 8, 1938 in Milwaukee. Diane graduated Riverside High School in 1956 and Mount Mary College 1960 with an occupational therapist degree. She married her high school sweetheart John Walter Herlinger on March 3, 1962 in Milwaukee.

Diane worked as an occupational therapist in many different nursing homes and health care facilities. She and her husband loved to travel. Diane was a member of the Fenton Glass Club and the Depression Era Glass Society. She also was involved with the Pommerscher Verein Freistadt and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Diane is survived by her two sons, Chris (Laure) of Saukville, Mark (Katherine) of Milwaukee; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Patricia, Emily, Seth, Jillian; sister, Kathy (Tary) Kirsch; and nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend John, her parents and a grandson Phillip.

A memorial service will be held for Diane on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend with the Very Reverend Thomas Eichenberger officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Washington County Humane Society are appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.