Diana Lillian Glantz
Diana Lillian Glantz, 69, passed away peacefully with family at her side at her home in Rochester on February 29, 2016, three years after diagnosis with Glioblastoma Multiforme.
Diana was born in California in 1946 to Bonnie and Albert Miller. As a young child, her family moved to a farm in Draper, S.D. She graduated from Draper High School and from South Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in political science. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, William “Bill” Glantz, and two daughters, Denise (Lon) Arneson of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Janel (Eric) Glantz of La Crosse, Wis.
Diana lived her final years with the grace, integrity and strength that she demonstrated throughout her life. She was a cheerful, caring person and her greatest love was spending time with her family, including two granddaughters, Carly and Georgia, and her six siblings. The family has many fond memories of time together at the lake, traveling around the U.S. and abroad, and at home surrounded by a deck full of flowers. Diana liked reading, crafts and shopping. She enjoyed longtime friendships that developed through the couples card group she and Bill first joined in 1971. In recent years, she enjoyed the support and companionship of a women’s group at Evangel United Methodist Church.
We thank our Almighty God for life, love and the continued guidance of Diana’s soul. The family offers thanks to Diana’s many caregivers for their compassionate care, love, and respect.
Diana donated her body to Mayo Clinic for education, as she had hoped to continue helping others. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, March 5 at Evangel United Methodist Church in Rochester, Minn.