Diane E. Rimmer

  • Born: May 25, 1950
  • Died: April 15, 2019
  • Location: Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

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Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Wife, Mother and "Gigi"

Diane E. Rimmer, 68, of Twin Lakes, WI passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2019. She was born May 25, 1950 in Chicago, IL to the late Bernard and Ethel Kolb.

On December 1, 1973 she married her loving husband, Jack Rimmer. Diane was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who valued God and her family above all things. She worked as a fourth and fifth grade teacher in the Johnsburg school district for 22 years where she touched countless lives. She volunteered at Mainstay Therapeutic Farm on a weekly basis for many years and found immense value in that work. She loved her home and found great joy the simple activities of maintaining it. She had an affinity towards animals, especially horses and her dog Shtiya.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Rimmer; her daugher Kristiane (Mark) Waters; her 4 grandchildren Jack, Maye, Holly, and Erick; her brother Fred Kolb (Kitty); and countless family and friends.

Memorial Visitation will take place on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry, IL. Visitation will continue Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 10:00am with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00am at The Church of Holy Apostles 5211 Bull Valley Rd, McHenry IL.

If desired memorial donations may be made to her parish, The Church of Holy Apostles.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jack& family, I was shocked to hear my good friend from Mt.Greenwood had passed away unexpectedly I was a good friend with her and always spent a lot of time at her house. The one thing I loved were her long blonde hair in braids she was so happy and kind hearted. I will pray for her and your family. Sue Orn (Robinson) I am in shock so sad.

Posted by Susan Robinson - St. Albans, WV - Friend   May 03, 2019

Dear Jack and Family, So sorry to hear of you lost.

Posted by Margaret Sherman - Johnsburg, IL - coworker   April 23, 2019

Jack, we are so sorry to hear this news. Scott and I send our condolences to your family. Diane was a very lovely person and touched many lives.

Posted by Kathie Sembach - Spring Grove, IL - Friend   April 23, 2019

Jack, Kristie and family, I have been thinking of and praying for each of you since learning of the sudden loss of Diane. I am a coworker with Diane when we were at Bush Elementary. When I walked past her room, she was always giving her students her full attention, whether teaching, interacting, or listening. When passing her in the hallway, she usually had a smile on her face. When in the staff's room, if she was in there, she would be in the middle of the laughter. Diane lived her life with purpose. I am glad to have known her.

Posted by Marlene McLane - Palatine, IL - Coworker   April 22, 2019

I am deeply sad to hear of Diane's passing. She was my volunteer when I took my first student, Jennifer Kararo to the Special Olympics. She was a lovely person and dedicated to the work that she did.

Posted by Lori Cohen - Wadsworth, IL - Friend   April 22, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Jack, Kristie and family. Most of my earliest childhood memories include Diane - and I will always remember her with a smile on her face and her deep love for her family. She will be missed! My prayers are with you.

Posted by Lisa Lyle - Prosper, TX - Family Friend   April 19, 2019

Jack, so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Judy Skiba Hocking - Myrtle Beach, SC - Neighbor   April 19, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. Diane will be remembered as a loving teacher who always had her students' best interest. I enjoyed working with her and hearing her stories about her family and how proud she was of her grandchildren. She will be missed.

Posted by Kathy Sabatka - West Palm Beach, FL - Coworker   April 18, 2019

So sorry to hear of Diane's passing. We were childhood friends/ thru college. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Lin Katilavas Oliver

Posted by Lin Oliver - Chandler, AZ - Friend   April 18, 2019

Kristie and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mom. She sounded like an amazing woman. My prayers will be with you all.

Posted by Martha Maggiore - Huntley, IL - coworker   April 18, 2019

I will miss having conversations with Diane at Snap Fitness. She was such a pleasure to talk to, and over the years we shared many good stories. She always had good advice for me with life's little problems. This is such a shock to me, as she was always here at the gym taking care of herself and doing everything right.Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family .

Posted by Mike Keller - Trevor, WI - Friend   April 18, 2019

Our deepest sympathies. Jim and Mary Alice and John Paul Howe

Posted by Jim Howe - Woodstock, IL - Family Friend   April 18, 2019

I am so very sorry on the sudden loss of Diane. I volunteered with her at Main Stay. Her smile, sense of humor and kindness will be missed deeply. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Jean OBrien - McHenry, IL - Friend   April 17, 2019

I had the pleasure of working along side Diane at Main Stay, her sunny, sassy attitude was always appreciated on those early Monday mornings. One of her more recent volunteer duties involved a one on one session with every horse in our program, she enjoyed them and they her.

We had fleeting minutes to share stories in a busy barn, hers were always fun and or full of wisdom. She will be greatly missed by all the two and four legged at MS. My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to her family.

Posted by LeAnn Belt - Woodstock, IL - Coworker   April 17, 2019


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I had the pleasure of working along side Diane at Main Stay, her sunny, sassy attitude was always appreciated on those early Monday mornings. One of her more recent volunteer duties involved a one on one session with every horse in our program, she enjoyed them and they her. We had fleeting minutes to share stories in a busy barn, hers were always fun and or full of wisdom. She will be greatly missed by all the two and four legged at MS. My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to her family.