Dianne A. Wilmoth
Dec. 31, 1943 - Nov. 1, 2006 WILLMAR -- Dianne Agnes Wilmoth, 62, of Willmar died Wednesday evening at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester after an 11-year battle with cancer. The service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willmar.
Dec. 31, 1943 - Nov. 1, 2006
WILLMAR -- Dianne Agnes Wilmoth, 62, of Willmar died Wednesday evening at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester after an 11-year battle with cancer.
The service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willmar. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, with a Daughters of Isabella rosary at 5 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church Wednesday for one hour before the service.
Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance or the St. Mary's Foundation.
She was born Dec. 31, 1943, in Willmar to Ralph A. and Marjorie Ann (Doyle) Nelson. She grew up in Willmar, graduating from Willmar High School in 1961. In 1965 she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in physical therapy.
On May 15, 1971, she married H. Douglas Wilmoth in Willmar. She was a physical therapist at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park and later at Anaheim Memorial Hospital in Anaheim, Calif., and St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, Colo. In 1985 she moved to Willmar, where she was director of physical therapy at Rice Memorial Hospital until her retirement in December 2005.
She was a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapists. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where she was involved in the Daughters of Isabella, bell choir, Secret Sis program, Quilters Society, Girl Scouts and was a Eucharistic minister. She was also active with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Michelle Wilmoth (and special friend Eric Spencer and his daughter) of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Bruce (and Vilma) Nelson of Orlando, Fla., and Dennis (and Maggie) Nelson of Glencoe; four sisters, Mary Doyle Nelson of Mankato, Deborah (and William) Sheehan of Willmar, Beckie (and Tim) Simonsen of Willmar and Bobbie (and Todd) Mattison of Willmar.
Her parents preceded her in death.