Dianna L. Barron, Milton, WI/formerly Edgerton, WI (1949-2014)
September 15, 1949 - July 4, 2014
Dianna L. Barron, age 64, of Milton, formerly of Edgerton, passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2014, surrounded by family. Dianna was born Sept. 15, 1949, the daughter of Orville and Dorothy (Johnson) Halverson in Edgerton, WI. She married Jeffrey Barron at St. Joseph’s Church in Edgerton, on Aug. 23, 1969. A few years later, she moved to Oshkosh, where she gave birth to her first child, Christopher. She moved to Manitowoc, where her second and third children, Erik and Amy, were born. In 1979, she moved to Milton, which she called home for the next 27 years. Dianna worked in the Customer Service department at Kohl’s Department store in Janesville for 21 years. Shortly after her retirement from Kohl’s, she moved to St. Simons Island, GA, to enjoy the sun, sand and relaxation this small southern town had to offer. Her greatest pleasures in life were reading, biking, boating, shopping, baking and above all, her family and friends. Dianna loved spending time with her husband of 44 years and traveling to visit her three children and eight wonderful grandchildren. She established many friendships everywhere she lived and cherished every one of them. Dianna was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Milton.
Dianna is survived by her beloved husband, Jeffrey; their three children: Christopher (April) Barron, Erik (Kathy) Barron, Amy (Adam) Martin; her two sisters, Jody (Greg) Love, Sheila (Paul) Pavloski; eight grandchildren: Maya and Andie Barron, Madelyn, Noah and Avery Barron, Sophia, Finley and Eliot Martin; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Dianna was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Dorothy Halverson.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, 1004 S. Main St., Edgerton. Funeral services will be at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Edgerton, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, with a viewing at 9:30 a.m.. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Edgerton.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and the staff of Agrace Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org
As Dianna wrote in her journal during her first week of treatment, "Enjoy life – don’t go blindly through it. Find the beauty in everything around. God created an ever-changing, magical canvas of nature for us to enjoy – so don’t just take it for granted.”
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