Diane L. Rodgers

  • Born: December 24, 1935
  • Died: April 25, 2019
  • Location: Wonder Lake, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend

Diane L. Rodgers, age 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was born December 24, 1935, the daughter of Louis M. and Concetta (nee Abbinanti) Pierpaoli. On May 29, 1954, she married the love of her life, Frank Rodgers, in Chicago.
Diane loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved animals, enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking and baking. Diane was very active in community involvement and sang in the Spirit of the Lakes (aka Sweet Adelilines) choir. Everyone who knew her, loved her greatly and she will be dearly missed. More than anything else, Diane will be remembered for her beautiful smile that would warm your heart & brighten a room.
She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Frank and their children: Frank (Jennifer) Rodgers, Concetta Rodgers, Louis (Brittany Brzezinski) Rodgers; grandchildren: Kevin (Jenifer), Anthony (Jill), Michael, Matthew (Sheree), Marco (Angie Romme), Franco, Gina; great-grandchildren: Aiden, Emma, Ally, Sammy; brother: Michael (the late Candie) Pierpaoli; sister-in laws: Peggy (the late Bill) Hines, Mary (Bill) Phee, Rita, and Audrey; brother-in-law: Charlie (Penny) Rodgers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by her son, Kevin.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 4pm to 8pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr., McHenry. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10am at Christ the King, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Rd., Wonder Lake. Interment will follow at the cemetery.
Memorials in Diane's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603 or Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mrs. Rodgers warmly welcomed me to her family and home. She was a kind soul who loved her family to the core. She left memorable footprints one my heart. May the Rodgers family be comforted in knowing she's smiling down on them from her eternal home. Blessings to all b

Posted by Christine Curry Cliff - Naperville, IL - Family Friend   May 07, 2019


Posted by Michael Hummeljh47i - West Monroe, LA   May 02, 2019

How blessed I am to know you since meeting you as you built your home 'across the field' from my grandparents' house. We became family from the heart over these past 59 years. I shall miss you and our long chats to the wee hours of the morning. You are loved. Until we meet again....

Peace to the hearts of your family and friends.

Lovingly, Mel

Posted by Melody Skalla McMillan - Mason City, IA   May 01, 2019

Diane and I joined Sweet Adeline's ; Chain O lakes chorus at the same time. Because we lived in close proximity, we often car pooled to sing outs or to competition. My favorite memory of Diane is her speeding down the road ( bragging how she never gets pulled over) and having The Dixie Chicks blasting on the radio. Diane was one of my favorite people and am sorry on her passing. Deepest sympathies to her family

Posted by Deanna Freund - Richmond, IL - Friend   April 28, 2019

I'm so sorry Jetta, we are never ready to lose our mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Sandi Siakel - Clarendon Hills, IL - Friend   April 27, 2019


Posted by Sherry Pierpaoli- Chittenden - West Columbia, SC - Family   April 27, 2019

Family Album