Diane A. Gehr, 81
Dec. 5, 1933 -- Feb. 27, 2015

Diane A. Gehr nee BoakDiane A. Gehr, 81, of Wausau passed away on Feb. 27, 2015, at Maple Ridge Memory Care with family at her side.

Born Dec. 5, 1933, in Evergreen Park, Ill. She was the daughter of Robert and Irene Boak.

She is survived by seven children: Colleen Lammers, Sheboygan Falls; Heather Gehr, California; James Gehr, Green Bay; Patrick (Jill) Gehr, Saukville; Jennifer (Mike) Gile, Merrill; Kathy (Harold) Sommerfeldt, Leavenworth, Kan.; and Michael Gehr, Wausau; 11 grandchildren: Jeff, Shawn, Summer, Dalton, Justin, Loren, Allen, Ashley, Andrea, Josh and Andrew; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeanne (Dan) Elbe, Grafton; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert “Butch” Boak; daughter, Mary Ruth Gehr; and grandson, Jesse Gehr. Diane A. Gehr nee Boak

Diane was an avid Green Bay Packers fan who also enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking, gardening and taking annual trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C., with her family. All who knew her would say she was a very loving, giving, kind-hearted woman who had a wonderful sense of humor. She definitely knew how to make people laugh. She was an amazing and influential woman who touched many lives. She was loved much, and will be missed dearly.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Maple Ridge Memory Care and Hartland Hospice Services for the wonderful care, compassion and kindness.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association.