Diane C. Gaerlan, nee Olsen

Diane C. Gaerlan

Diane C. Gaerlan, nee Olsen, age 73, of La Grange Park.  Beloved wife of Wayne R. Gaerlan, Sr.; dear mother of Susan M. Gaerlan,  Wayne (Becky) Gaerlan Jr., Anthony (Adrian) Gaerlan and Bradley (Rosalind) Gaerlan; fond grandmother of  Joshua Gaerlan, Naomi Gaerlan, Pricilla Deulen, Jeremiah Gaerlan, Sophia Gorzney, Colin Gaerlan Susanna Gaerlan, Logan Gaerlan, Jermemy McIntyre, Joel Gaerlan, Katie McIntyre, Cassie McIntyre and the late Sarah Gaerlan; great grandmother of Matthew, Isabella, Michael, Isaac and Marshall;  fond sister of Sister Collen “Judy” Olsen, Thomas (Lola) Olsen, Mary (Ken) Vari the late Charles (Phyllis) Olsen, Sally (Art) Witzke and William Olsen; aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield; Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 10 A.M. to Time of Mass 10:30 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Corner of Ogden Ave. and Spring, La Grange, Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Memorial  appreciated to American Cancer Society, 7234 W. Ogden Ave.  Suite 3 South, Riverside, IL 60546. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Susan Snyder Paprocki condolence:

    Dear Family,
    I am unable to attend the services and yet my thoughts and prayers are with you. I recall my cousin Diane just as she appears in this picture….adorable but strong, petite and like a wild flower….resilient and lovely! I know your heart is broken. I am so sorry for your loss. I so looked up to my cousin, Diane. I know her mom and dad and her siblings greeted her with open arms! She knows peace now!


  2. Walter Whiters condolence:

    At this time I would like to offer my condolences for your precious lost.


  3. Catherine Naylor condolence:

    I remember my cousin Diane. So many times we all gathered at Grandma and Grandpa La Plante’s home on Parnell. What fun we had! Diane’s nicknames were Spitfire and Red. She was so much fun and a leader. I remember seeing her at the marvelous Cousins’ Reunion so many years ago. First I saw her smile, then her sparkling eyes, then her beautiful golden red hair and then her spirit glowing over all.

    Remember her. Let her still laugh with you in times of joy, let her help you in times of trouble — for our Loved Ones never leave us.


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