Diane M. Cathman

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Diane M. Cathman, 57, of Bagley, passed away on Monday, May 1, at Golden Living Center in Randolph, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Diane was born on Jan. 26, 1958 at Ripon Medical Center in Ripon, the daughter of Leland and Mary (Sauer) Hare. She graduated from Ripon High School, Class of 1977. She then became certified at Moraine Park Technical College as a CNA. She worked for Parkview Nursing Home in Ripon until she married. On Sept. 21, 1985, Diane was united in marriage to John Cathman III at the Ripon Baptist Church. They then moved near Bloomington. Diane worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Fennimore, Bloomington Livestock Exchange, and Homeward Bound. She had a soft spot in her heart for cats and dogs and helped the local Crawford Area Shelter for Animals (CASA).

Diane is survived by her husband, John; her mother, Mary Hare of Ripon; two sisters Nancy (Steve) Auchtung of Oakfield, and Barb (Ted) Zempel of Chisago, Minn.; one brother, Robert (Sue) Hare of Ripon; two brothers-in-law, Richard (Linda) Cathman of Dubuque, Iowa and Tom (Kim) Cathman of Fennimore; mother-in-law, LaVonne Cathman of Prairie du Chien; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her father Leland in 1980 and her father-in-law John Cathman Jr. in 1994. 

A visitation for Diane will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at Divine Passage Funeral Home in Ripon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington. 

Friends and family may visit at Martin Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the time of Diane’s funeral service. Burial will be held in the Patch Grove Cemetery in Patch Grove. Both Divine Passage Funeral Home in Ripon and Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington are proudly serving the Cathman family. divinepassagefunerals.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Gideons International, CASA, American Red Cross, or the charity of your choice. 

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