Dianne Rosalie Quigley
Dianne Rosalie Quigley, 73, Brandon, SD, died Monday, November 9, 2015, at her home after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial Services will begin at 11:00am, Saturday, November 14, at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, (1900 S. Perry Pl., Sioux Falls, SD 57110) with Pastor John Gale officiating.
Family requests no flowers but memorials may be directed to the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum.
Our beautiful Dianne was born October 4, 1942, in Sioux Falls, SD, blessed daughter of Robert and Ione (Eiesland) Quigley. As the oldest daughter of six children, she commanded a presence like none other. She was our “go to person” and knew how to tenderly and sometimes demandingly provide direction even in the most complicated of situations. She was our ultimate peacemaker. Her leadership in our family was respected by all even though her guidance was not always well received at times by her younger siblings. Early morning baptisms were the norm for her; ask Tom and Laura. She would stand on the bed and read “The Raven” by Edger Allen Poe with much enthusiasm and would not stop until she deemed done. Her laughter was infectious! Dianne was asked to perform at the Dudley Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis. She performed at home with great passion that any stage would have embraced.
Diane relocated to Omaha for schooling and graduated with a data key punch degree. After graduation she moved to Minneapolis and accepted a position as a key punch manager for ADC Magestic Controls. Later in life she worked as a domestic abuse advocate. Her love for people and equality of treatment helped pave the way for women and children. She was forced to take an early retirement due to health issues.
Like a butterfly, Dianne maneuvered through life with a free and independent spirit. She could always be counted on to be there when needed. Family was paramount to her. Lucky we were able to be on the receiving end of her love. Dianne, alias “The Wild Irish Rose,” took every opportunity to share her opinion and she always got the last word. Dianne was an environmentalist. She cared deeply about the earth and all of God’s Creatures. She donated to National Geographic, Save the Whales and the National Arbor Association to name a few.
Dianne will be deeply missed by her friend, Glen Eggerud, Brandon; her siblings, Thomas (Donna) Quigley, Coon Rapids, MN, Sharon Langdon, New Smyra Beach, FL, Patricia (James) Daggitt, Laura (Clark) Meaddows, and Terri (Lance) Glammeier, all of Sioux Falls; nieces, Rochelle (Greg) Perry, Debra Langdon, Jessica (Stephen) Lindee, Nikki Nyhaug, Rachael (Michael) Moyer, and Trish (Troy) Boersma; nephews, Jamison (Kelly) Langdon, Justin (Jennifer) Glammeier, Robert (June) Quigley, Joseph Daggitt, Tyler, Joseph, and Jonathan Leise; great nieces and nephews, Briana, John and Jake Perry, MyKaila, MegAnne, Andrew and Heather-Nevaeh Muckenhirn, Chloe and Ava Landon, Elliott Quigley, Henry and Jack Lindee, Kaleb and Tiegen Nyhaug, Taylor Moyer, Aliyah Leise, Preston Glammeier, Blake, MaKenzie and Denver Boersma.
Dianne was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ione (Eiesland) Quigley; brother-in-law, Dennis Langdon; nephew, Jonah Leise; and niece, Heather Davis; and both sets of grandparents.