Diana Joyce Irmen, nee Gurke, age 77 of Palatine, formerly of Addison, Illinois, passed away suddenly at her home. Loving and proud mother of Danielle Mary Pascucci. Devoted, proud and loving grandmother “Nana” of Angelia Mary Mundt. Treasured sister of Dale (Mary Ellen) Gurke. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles…read more
Diana Joyce Irmen, nee Gurke, age 77 of Palatine, formerly of Addison, Illinois, passed away suddenly at her home. Loving and proud mother of Danielle Mary Pascucci. Devoted, proud and loving grandmother “Nana” of Angelia Mary Mundt. Treasured sister of Dale (Mary Ellen) Gurke. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. Gurke and Mary A. (Zima), her sister Elaine (Lynn) Cwik and brothers, Charles Gurke and Robert Gurke. Adored aunt and great-aunt to many. Treasured friend & confidant to countless people. Dear fur-grandmother to Jake.
Funeral services will begin Saturday, July 6th, 9:15 AM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E Northwest Highway, Palatine, to St Mary’s Catholic Church, 10 N Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, for a Funeral Mass at 10 AM . Interment St Michael the Archangel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, July 5th, 3 PM to 8 PM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E Northwest Highway, Palatine.
In lieu of flowers, Danielle is asking for donations in her mom’s name to: 100 Club of Chicago, which provides for families of first responders (in Cook, Lake & McHenry Co) who have lost their lives in the line of duty, or to a charity of your choice.
Diana Irmen is someone that’s truly a disciple of God. I say ‘is’ because I still believe that she is around us – maybe not in physical form as we would much prefer – but she is still smiling at us, encouraging us to be good (to ourselves and others) and to be happy. Even if you didn’t know her personally, you have probably heard only positive things come out of the mouths of everyone that loved her. Diana (also lovingly referred to as “Big Di”) radiated positivity and love everywhere she went. Whether you were family, friend, or even just a stranger, she treated you with kindness and love. One of her proud professions was becoming a medical assistant to several local doctor’s offices. There, she learned how to treat people (physically), even though all her patients felt her love and devotion every time she walked in the door. During family events, she always knew which stories to tell at the right time to make people laugh. The special things about Diana was that she didn’t really care what others thought about her and that her love for others was infinite and unconditional. If she was goofy or silly, or opened up her heart to you, or baked you a delicious dessert, every little thing she did had some meaning and it was her way of telling everyone how much she loves us. Whenever my mother (Danielle) and I (Angelia) went over to her house to say hello or to drop off some food, when we left, she would always stand outside of her house (in her bare feet) and wave to us the whole way out of her neighborhood, but never without a “God be with you” as we departed. She always said that to everyone she knew, a simple reminder about her devotion to God and how much she cared about everyone. Please consider joining us in the celebration of her life, and to show her a little reminder that no one is alone. GBWY.
Date: Friday, July 5, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
St. Mary Church Buffalo Grove
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019
St. Michael the Archangel
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