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Diane F. Gibson

Diane F. Gibson

Diane F. (Stringer) Gibson, age 76 of Elmwood, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

Diane was born August 15, 1944 in rural Elmwood. She was the daughter of Earl and Laura (Fuhrman) Stringer and graduated from Elmwood High School. Diane met Marvin Gibson and they were married on January 23, 1964. Diane was the mother of three children. As her children got older, Diane became part of the Headstart Program, she also helped Marvin with the family business, WaterCare Services. Diane retired with CESA Headstart after 31 years. In 2006, she also stepped back and took a less active role at WaterCare Services.

Diane enjoyed playing boardgames with her grandchildren, putting together a puzzle and reading a good book. She always looked forward to the TV show “Survivor” every season. And she loved buttered popcorn anytime!

Diane is survived by her three children, Felicia Harnish of Elmwood, Corey (Robin) of Eau Galle, Troy (Jenny) of Hazelhurst; seven grandchildren Nicholas, Alex, April, Victor, Jacob, Benjamin and Grant; two step-grandchildren, Jason and Jake; one sister, Violet Leehe and one brother, Leon Stringer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin Gibson; two brothers, Don Stringer and James Stringer; two sisters, Carol VanSchoonhoven and Joyce Seipel.

Funeral Services will be 12:00 PM (noon) Saturday March 20, 2021 at Forest Center Church of the Nazarene, E7112 270th Ave. Menomonie, with Rev. Clifford Larabee officiating. A light lunch will be held immediately following the services.  Private burial will be in the Clearview Cemetery in Eau Galle at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 AM until the time of services at the church on Saturday.



    I had the honor of working with Diane at Head Start! She was a hard worker, taught me a lot, and kind to all. My sympathies to the family.

  2. Beth Bauer

    Sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was my leader as I sat next to her for two years in the office at Head Start. I remember how she enjoyed popcorn in the evening. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Sue Schultz

    So sorry to hear of Diane's passing. Diane worked with me in Head Start for many years. A hardworking woman who had a big heart. My sympathies to all who loved her!

  4. Sharon Moritz

    She will be missed by all!

  5. Chris olson

    I miss her laughing and joking I enjoyed working with her .


    my condolences to all the families.....

  7. Pam Seipel

    Dear Gibson family cousins,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Diane. May peace be with you all. Sorry I am unable to attend. Peace and Love, Pam Seipel

  8. Dixie Stringer Bohlke

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
    She always looked me up at any events that we were at. We would get caught up on any family news. My prayers are with all of you.

  9. Linda Hoadley

    To Troy and all of the Gibsons, we are terribly sorry for your loss. God's grace on all of you in this rough time.

  10. Nicola schillinger

    My condolences to your family. It was a pleasure taking care of Diane these last few years. She is a great lady and brought many smiles to my face. Missing her peddling around and our chats we had.

  11. Jerry & Jayne Holt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

  12. Donald Carlson

    Our sympathy to all the members of the Gibson Family. She is now in the hands of Jesus Christ. God Bless.

  13. Kathy and Bob Geraets

    Our sympathies to the Gibson & Stringer families
    classmate in 1962

  14. Barb Gibson

    Sympathy to Felicia, Troy, Corey and Families.

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