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SHANE, Dianne D., age 67

Died: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eau Claire (on Golf Road) with the Rev. Jamie Brieske officiating

Visitation: family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at church

A private family interment will be held at a late date


Dianne (Sneen) Shane, age 67, died on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Clearwater Care Center in Eau Claire,

Dianne Davis Shane was born April 2, 1949 in Eau Claire, the first of 3 daughters to the late Jerome and Gloria (Grohn) Sneen of Elk Mound. She was baptized and confirmed at Spring Brook Lutheran Church, rural Elk Mound. Schooling began at a one-room school, Fosbroke, for grades 1-6 and then she attended Elk Mound public schools, graduating in 1967. This was followed up by a B.S. in 1971 from Northland College. She spent 30 years working at UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire and for 3 years at the Behavioral Research Institute in Boulder, CO.

4-H was a major influence in Dianne's life. Besides learning to be an excellent seamstress, and attempting to learn to cook, her 4-H career was highlighted by selection to State 4-H Chorus and Touring Troupe, National 4-H Citizenship Short Course in Washington, D.C., and being named a state winner to National Club Congress in Chicago, IL.

Without music, particularly singing, life would have been empty whether it be at church, school, 4-H, family or community gatherings. She and sister La Vone, were a constant duo.  Most recently singing with her church choir was her favorite thing in life.

Anyone mention that Dianne lived and breathed gardening?  Digging, planting, designing and yes, weeding, were her incredible connection with the Creator. She was honored to be a featured garden in the 2001 Chippewa Valley Symphony Garden Stroll.

Dianne is survived by her sisters, La Vone Sneen of Eau Claire and Virginia (Richard) Schindler of Bloomer; nephew and godson, Isaac (Marjorie) Schindler and their sons, Zachary, Brady, and Garrett all of Bloomer; stepsister, Janice Hoffman of Minneapolis, MN; uncle, Gordon Grohn; aunts, Vivian Berg and Geraldine "Gerry" Grohn; and many cousins, other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John Sneen and William and Cornelia (Olson, Sneen) Hohlbien; maternal grandparents, Otto and Hertha (Wiese) Grohn; cousin and 2nd grade classmate, David Grohn; aunts and uncles and cousins.

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