Diane Gegelman

of Gillette, Wyoming, formerly of Wall, South Dakota, died on Friday, April 22, 2005
at her home in Gillette, Wyoming at the age of 52

Memorial service for Diane D. Gegelman of Gillette, Wyoming was at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 25, 2005 at the Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Scott Firminhac of The Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. A memorial service was also held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Creighton , South Dakota with Pastor Monty Dell and Pastor Scott Firminhac officiating. Inurnment was in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Creighton.

Diane Delores Gegelman (Eisenbraun) was born on February 1, 19 53 to Otto Eisenbraun and Delores Eisenbraun (Strandell) of Wall, South Dakota . Diane was raised and educated in the Wall/Creighton area and graduated from Wall High School in 1971. On November 3, 1973 Diane married Delbert Gegelman of Halliday , North Dakota at Creighton’s Emmanuel Lutheran Church . They made their home in Wall for almost ten years and had their first born son in October of 1976. Diane had worked various positions at the famous Wall Drug Store for over fifteen years before moving with her husband and son to Gillette , Wyoming in 1983. After the family moved to Wyoming , Diane worked with her husband as a contract worker at Wyodak Coal Mine. Then, during the late 1980’s recession, Diane found work in downtown Gillette as a Cook/Dishwasher at Bailey’s Bar and Grill. In 1989, Diane became a Nutrition Aide at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital where she remained for over ten years. Diane and Delbert’s second child, a daughter, was born in September of 1993. Diane spent her remaining years as a Dietary Cook at Pioneer Manor. In late January of 2003, Diane was diagnosed with lung cancer, which she fought a very courageous battle with. Even in the end, Diane had a smile and a humorous word for her friends and family. Diane loved being with her family and friends. Diane also enjoyed arts, crafts, painting, drawing, and above all writing poetry. She had one poem, “Catch My Tear Drop” published by the Poetry Guild in 1998. Diane also enjoyed dancing, traveling, camping, boating and fishing with her best friend Betty in the Big Horn Mountains .

Diane is survived by her husband of 32 years, Delbert Gegelman of Gillette, Wyoming; a son, Shawn and his wife Lora Gegelman of Gillette, Wyoming; a daughter, Shelly Jo Gegelman of Gillette, Wyoming; a sister, Joann and her husband Sam Hoffman of Wright, Wyoming and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial has been established to Campbell County Health Care Foundation to benefit either Hospice of Campbell County or the Radiology Department of Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home 210 W. Fifth St. , Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or via the internet at www.stevensonandsons.com.

Service Details

Memorial Services
7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 25, 2005
Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home in Gillette

Guest Book

I worked with Diane, for four years at Pioneer Manor before I moved and we kept in touch and I was deeply saddened to get a letter from a x-co worker on her death. If you could e-mail me back ,I would like to talk to you. Diane was very brave and a great women I am very sorry for your loss. Just real quick I would like to quote two favorite songs Diane would sing and I would join in
I think I love you so what am I so afraid of. AND If I could make a living out of loving you I would be a millionaire in a week or two. She always would quote one of those two song when she wrote me.

   ~ Shelly Huddleston 508 E. Sanson, Spokane, WA 99207 (4/22/2005)
Diane was a special lady and will be truly missed.
   ~ Mike and Gretchen Rausch Wasta, SD (4/22/2005)
   ~ Donna Crown PO Box 34 (4/22/2005)
I'm thinking of you all and I wished that I could have been there . We will all miss her. Brenda
   ~ Brenda Nelson 818 Mimosa Dr., Watonga, OK 73772 (4/22/2005)
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Diane's family. As children growing up, I spent a lot of time at the Eisenbraun home. I will always remember our times together. Diane always took life's challenges in stride and enjoyed her life (even the ones JoAnn and I gave her). She will be missed.
   ~ Sheryl (Huether) Sether HCR 52, Box 176D, Hot Springs, SD 57747 (4/22/2005)
I was very sorry to hear about Diane. Her and I became such good friends since we lived only about a block from each other. She will truly be missed, we all loved her and she was always smiling and laughing whenever I saw her. Whenever she was out walking she always stopped in even for just a few minutes to say Hi. I will miss seeing her smiling face. I know she is in a better place now and isn't suffering like she had been. We love her very much.
   ~ Gloria (Mortensen) Whetstone Gillette, WY (4/22/2005)