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Diane Kisner
January 12, 1946 - May 14, 2018

Diane Marie Kisner, 72, of Oelwein passed away on Monday May 14, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. There will be a private family service on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.

Diane was born in Oelwein on January 12, 1946 the daughter of Leslie “B” and Helen (Swanson) McQueen. She grew up in Oelwein attending Oelwein High School. Later she was united in marriage to Kenneth Kisner on January 9, 1976 at the Methodist Church. Diane worked in the Health Care system in management. When she wasn’t working she enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, and collecting Indian jewelry, but her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Diane was a very simple person who put everybody first.  She touched many lives and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children, Kimberly (John) Kisner. Kelley (James) Whitaker, Pamela (Kent) Taylor and Tim Kearns all of Oelwein; seven grandchildren, Landen, Layten, Chris, Les, Anna, Briana and Thomas; five great grandchildren, Johnath, Dayton, Ali, Blake and Cameron; a brother, Denny (Nancy) McQueen of Texas; a niece, Amy (Andy) Gates and a nephew, Chuck (Robin) McQueen.  She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth (3/21/1997); a great grandson, Jacob; two sisters, Sharon and Sheila and her parents. 


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Joe Berger on October 1, 2019 at 8:09 PM said:

So sorry to see Diane's passing. I just learned this today 10/1/19 while meeting with other cousins discovered through the years related to my mother Gladys and Diane's mother, my Aunt Helen. I know it has been years since I stopped in Oelwein and surprised Diane, but feels like yesterday and was so good to see her. Aunt Helen, Uncle Bee and family were the only Swanson family descendants I ever knew growing up. Visiting Iowa was always very special to my mother Gladys and for me seeing my cousins Sharon, Dennis, and Diane. In recent years I have learned so much about our family. If any relatives would like to discuss or learn more my contact number is 309-685-8697. I am still in Peoria, IL where the Swanson family legacy started. My sincere sympathies to Diane's family....Joe Berger
Anna on May 30, 2019 at 3:31 PM said:

They say it gets easier but it dnt.. it’s been a lil over a year.. u were my rock my go 2... I love n miss u gma Diane tip till we meet again fly high
Anna on August 11, 2018 at 4:27 PM said:

Wow gma its been almost 3months n it doesnt get easier.. I love n miss u so much I knew u were with me yesterday when i was drivin home n 2 rain drops hit my windshield.. RIP GMA LOVE N MISS U SO MUCH UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN FLY HIGH LOVE U
Ali King on June 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM said:

Dear Grandma Diane, I miss you so much. Just a few months ago, you were sitting down talking to me about when you died I would miss me.I think of you everyday. I'm sorry you had to go through all the pain. But you are with God, and I know God is going to take good care of you.
jim weatherbee on May 24, 2018 at 10:18 AM said:

rest in heaven you were the best luv jin
Bill Huggins on May 18, 2018 at 6:51 AM said:

My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family. Diane was a very special person. She was introduced to our family when my sister found Denny, the love of her life. Diane immediately welcomed us all into the McQueen family. Her sense of humor will never be forgotten. What a very sweet lady. She will be missed.

Bill & Chris Huggins
Becky Robinson on May 17, 2018 at 4:01 PM said:

to all the family,
My prayers and sympathy are with you all. Your mom was a great neighbor having lived in that neighborhood for years, where everyone knew everyone and shared life day by day.

I am sorry to hear she has passed and her and Kenny are together again.

Wishing you all peace and love !!
Ali King on May 17, 2018 at 6:49 AM said:

I love and miss you Grandma Diane. Fly high my guardian angel.
Anna on May 16, 2018 at 12:09 PM said:

Miss her so much already.. rip gma Diane until we meet again fly high love u

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