Diane L Clinge, 77, a lifelong resident of Wadsorth, IL. passed away on Thursday March 22, 2018 at Condell Advocate Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. Surrounded by her family.
She was born on August 5, 1940 in Waukegan, IL to the late Donald and Clara “Tot” (Hook) Ruff. On September 27, 1958 she married William “Bill” Clinge. They have been together for nearly 63 years.
Diane was a bus driver for over 25 years for the Newport and Milburn School Districts. She worked as a waitress on and off for over 30 years at the Shanty in Wadsworth. In 1958 she was the crowned Homecoming Queen for Warren Township High School and graduated from there later that year. When Diane was younger she was a member of the Wadsworth Wrangler’s and the Rebel Saddle Club and really enjoyed horse shows, camping, snowmobiling, traveling and casino’s with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren at their cabin up north.
Diane is survived by her son’s; Bill (his significant other, Donna) and Kevin (his significant other, Dianne) Clinge, her daughter, Lori (James) Wilder, grandchildren; Tera Ann (David) Woods, Brandon Christensen, Cal Clinge, Cailynn Clinge, Ashley, Alexadria, and Alysse Wilder, great grandchildren; Cailye, David, Luke, Myles, Stella Rose and Jakob.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin brother, Donald and her grandson William Travis Clinge.
Visitation will be held on Monday March 26, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Warren Funeral Home located at 1475 N. Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, IL. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Father James Merold will be officiating.
Entombment will be at Warren Cemetery.
The family is being assisted by Warren Funeral Home.