Diane Moose

Diane M. Moose, 77, of Waukon died Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Rev. Cathy Jurgens officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Diane Marie Moose was born July 16, 1945 in Waukon, the daughter of Gerald E. and Inez E. (Bechtel) Kurth. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, where she was a lifelong member and later joined the ladies circles. Diane attended Maple Dale country school in Franklin Township and graduated from Waukon High School.

July 20, 1963, Diane married Lyle Moose at Zion UCC. They farmed together in Makee Township, Allamakee County, and she helped with milking cows and did most of the hay baling. In 1988, Diane started her cleaning business and for the next 25 years, she cleaned for Welch’s LP, John Deere and IAS, as well as at individual homes.

When she wasn’t tending to her flower gardens and lilacs, Diane enjoyed playing with the pups and cats they had at the farm. She loved being outside and going for walks around the woods to look at the various wildflowers and bluebells. A wonderful baker, she made homemade donuts, cream puffs, and Christmas candy and cookies. Diane read many non-fiction books and liked playing with her card clubs.

Music and dancing made her happy, especially country western songs. Diane attended concerts with her family and also liked taking her grandchildren on mini vacations to visit area attractions. Diane liked to collect various things as well throughout the years, ranging from Mary’s Moo Moos to pottery to bells and other figurines.

Diane is survived by her husband, Lyle, of Waukon; her three children: Ron (Lisa) Moose, Darrell (Lisa) Moose and Lori (Dan) Shogren, all of Waukon; her grandchildren: Mitchell (Skye) Moose of North Liberty, Riley (Sarah) Moose of Marion, Devon Moose of Dallas, TX, and Steven and Jenna Shogren, both of Waukon; her two brothers, Curtis (Judith) Kurth of Reedsburg, WI and Dale (Virginia) Kurth of Waukon; her brother-in-law, Gary (Delores) Moose of Marion; her sister-in-law, Julie (Carl) Johnson of Waukon; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her in-laws.

Casketbearers were her grandchildren and Adam and Garrett Kurth. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.