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Dianne M. Loomis, 72

Dianne M. Loomis, 72, of River Falls and formerly of Shell Lake was called by God on Thursday, June 26, at her home.

Dianne and her identical twin sister, Joanne were born May 28, 1942 in Superior, Wis. to William and Virginia (LaPerre) Van Rossem.

Dianne attended high school at Cathedral High in Superior. After high school, she worked at Lakehead Pipeline starting in 1962. She was married in Superior, Wis. on June 15, 1963 to James Loomis. In 1968 she started her career at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Dianne and her husband, Jim, moved to Shell Lake in 1972 where Jim accepted a teaching position. Dianne transferred to the new WITC district office located in Shell Lake. She retired from WITC in 1998.

Dianne loved life. She loved her family and would do anything in the world for them. Having large families on both sides, Dianne and her husband Jim were never short of anyone to go visit or visit them. During her retirement, Dianne and Jim enjoyed attending their grandchildren's sporting events. During the winter months they would head to Lake Havasu, Ariz. where they spent a few months golfing, fishing and spending time with their friends around the pool.

Dianne is survived by her husband, James of River Falls; sons, Bill (Shelly) Loomis of River Falls and Terry (Amy) Loomis of Weidman, Mich.; daughter, Dana Kollos of Mapleton, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Cameron and Garrett Loomis of River Falls, Bryce, Kyle and Ryan Loomis of Weidman, Mich. and Drew, Bridgette and Quinton Kollos of Mapleton, Minn.; and siblings, identical twin sister, Joanne Johnstone of Fort Wayne, Ind., Gloria Giansanti of Phoenix, Ariz., Gail Archambeau of Phoenix, Ariz., Dick Van Rossem of Superior, Jocelyn Meredith of Superior, Mark Van Rossem of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Sherri Flint of Superior. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Virginia, and stepfather, Raymond Kern.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shell Lake, Wis., with Father Ed Anderson officiating. Pallbearers are Cameron Loomis, Garrett Loomis, Bryce Loomis, Kyle Loomis, Ryan Loomis, Drew Kollos, Bridgette Kollos and Quinton Kollos. 800-822-8535