Diana S. Denzel, 74 of Carlinville, passed away Monday evening, May 4, 2020, at Heritage Health Care in Carlinville. Diana was born on June 19, 1945, to Wilfred and Doris (Wilkinson) Range in White Hall, IL.
In December of 1960, Diana married Bud Hicks in White Hall, Illinois, and they later divorced. On December 28, 1980, she married Kurt L. Denzel in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2019.
Diana was a homemaker who loved being able to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville and was active in the Carlinville Food Pantry. While living in Tampa, Florida, she was active in the Messiah Lutheran Church and was a volunteer for the hospice program and food pantry. Diana loved being around people and would host neighborhood parties and get-togethers.
Diana is survived by her two daughters, Sheila Stokes (Bob Eskew) of Carlinville and Kathy (Rick) Gooding of Carlinville; three granddaughters, Krista Gooding, Samantha (Justin) Heggy, and Kamryn Gooding; two great-grandsons, Oliver and Keaton Saffell; and brother-in-law, Eugene Denzel of Carlinville.
Diana was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Doris Range, and her husband, Kurt L. Denzel.
Private Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Bethel Ridge Cemetery, Carlinville, with Rev. Timothy Wilcoxen officiating. Memorials are suggested to either the Carlinville Food Pantry or the Zion Lutheran Preschool. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.