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Diane D. LaBarge

Diane D. LaBarge

October 4, 2019

Diane D. LaBarge of Lake Holcombe passed peacefully at home under the care of her loving family and Mayo Home Hospice on Friday October 4, 2019.  At her request there will be no public services.

Diane was born December 4, 1947 to Donald and Florence Smart of Colby.  She attended Colby schools graduating from Colby High School in 1966.  She then attended Stout State University in Menomonie majoring in home economics.  Just over fifty years ago on July 12, 1969 she married Tom LaBarge of Loyal who survives.  Diane was a stay at home Mom who became best friends of her two daughters and loved every minute of it.  She had a deep specific passion for each grandchild with an intense interest in their projects and studies.  She loved the adventure of foreign travel that included South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Australia, Tasmania, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Egypt, Greece, Siberia, Israel and most of Europe.  Diane and her Russian Blue cat Smokey were inseparable. 

She is survived by her husband Tom, daughters Tina (Steve) Dietzman and Shelby (Jason) Billeb, grandchildren Hanna Dietzman, Caleb Dietzman, Ashton Billeb, Max Dietzman, Ren Billeb and Lawton Billeb. 

Diane was preceded in death by her father, her mother and her only brother Donald. 


Arrangements are pending.


Arrangements are pending.

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  • Grant White Tom and Family,

    My condolences on the loss of Diane. My prayers are with you.


    October 17 at 12:29pm

  • Charles Stoerzinger Tom and Family,
    Our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace. God bless.

    Chuck and Rose Stoerzinger

    October 16 at 2:11pm

  • Arlene Miller Marv & I send our deepest sympathies and thoughts & prayers to you Tom and your family.

    October 13 at 4:32pm

  • Derek Andrasic I have not seen Diane in over 25 years. But when I was growing up as a friend of her daughters she always treated me like a member of the family. She was truly a wonderful woman and made such a strong impact on a young kid who needed positive adult role models. Diane, thank you for being such a kind and caring woman. Tom, Tina, and Shelby, my deepest love and condolences go out to all of you.

    October 13 at 8:01AM

  • Kathleen M Pernsteiner so sorry to hear of your loss. Had many good times with Diane.

    October 11 at 3:48PM

  • Evelyn Apfelbeck Sorry to hear about your loss. She was a special lady. Arnie and I send you and your family our condolences.

    October 11 at 11:17AM

  • James H Suckow Tom and family sorry to hear about diane God Bless you all .

    October 11 at 9:15AM

  • Janis L Miller Tom and family. I was so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Jan and Al Miller

    October 10 at 12:13PM

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