Diane Kay Gleason
Woodstock, IL - Diane Kay Gleason, 71, a baptized and confirmed member of the Christian Faith, died February 20, 2018 at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock, Illinois.
She is survived by her children Susan Stelford (Roscoe), Byron Gleason Jr. (Karin), Nancy Gleason, her grandchildren Alex Stelford, Samantha Stelford, Hannah Gleason and Bryce Gleason and her brother Alfred Jeske Jr. She was preceded in death by her sister Jacqueline Jeske, brothers Charles and Edward Jeske and her daughter Janet Gleason.
Diane was born in Blue Island, Illinois the daughter of Alfred and Catherine (Lyons) Jeske and grew up in Harvey, Illinois, graduating from Thornton Township High School. She lived and raised her family, first in Oak Forest, Illinois and then in Algonquin, Illinois. In addition, Diane worked for many years in administrative assistant positions, including at the Sears Corporate Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Upon retiring from Sears, she moved to Fletcher, North Carolina where she worked for LifeGains, Inc., a foster care agency. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was affectionately known as "Bada", a nickname given by her grandchildren. She loved children, hosting holiday dinners and family gatherings, and having sleepovers with the grandchildren. Diane was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, having over the years, attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Algonquin, Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Asheville, NC, and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, Illinois.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. and the family will greet friends after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, Illinois 60142.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association
) and/or Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School, 51 Wilburn Place, Asheville, NC 28806. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com
Published by Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 25, 2018.