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In Memory of Diane Johnson


Visitation will be one hour prior.

Funeral Services

12:30 PM Saturday, October 20 at St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; 1265 Ridgeway Street in Hammond

Diane G. Johnson age 53 of Hammond died October 12, 2018 in rural Hammond as a result of an auto accident. Diane was born on June 1, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois; the daughter of Edwin and Barbara (Semerau) Johnson. She was raised near Chicago attending elementary school in Carpentersville prior to graduating from Dundee Crown High School. For many years, she enjoyed working as a service coordinator for River Falls Heating where her coworkers became her second family. Diane loved children. Actually, she was just a big kid herself! She enjoyed mentoring the older children at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond in their faith formation program as well as loving up her nieces and nephews. She was up for most anything with them, whether a game of pool or a competitive board game. She also enjoyed stopping by Parkside Restaurant and Bar in Hammond to catch up with her friends and try her favorite nachos.

Diane left an impression on those in her life, including her step-mom Donna Johnson; siblings Daniel (Janet) Johnson,  Cindy (Dale) Peterson, Geralyn Sailor, Cindy Protz-Johnson, Edwin Johnson Jr, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian burial for Diane Will be 12:30 PM Saturday, October 20 at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; 1265 Ridgeway Street in Hammond. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will be private. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the discretion of the family. A reception will immediately follow at Parkside Restaurant and Bar. Funeral services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory of Baldwin. 

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    • I was shocked and deeply sadden to hear of Diane’s passing. The world has lost a good person. I remember Diane as a person with a great sense of humor and a kind heart. Though we have lost contact in the past years, I will always think fondly of her. Rest in peace Diane – you have gone home to be with our Lord and Savior.

    • We were blessed to have known you, your work with vacation bible school was amazing. A real one of a kind. I will always be grateful for your kindness and caring for my Grandchildren. Peace

    • We will miss you terribly on this Earth Diane! You created such fun and joy in your Faith Formation students. My kids LOVED interacting with you as did I! You made understanding God and Faith fun for all ages. Heaven has gained an amazing Angel and a person who knew more jokes than I even knew existed. You will be missed!

    • Oh heaven will never be the same! A true earth angel has just joined the choirs in heaven and we will miss you here, Diane! Thank you for your joy, your laughter, your spirit and your faith. Truly you were one of a kind and I am blessed to have called you friend. Our paths have not crossed much these past few years, but I will treasure all of the retreats we worked together, our day of fun at Tulum/Xel ha, and the kindness you’ve shown my family. I will miss you. Sing loud with the choirs of angels and keep them laughing. I know you will. 🙂 Peace, my friend. Rest easy.