M. Diane Sherman, 70, of Julian, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at her home after a courageous and inspirational three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her family and friends during her final days. They are comforted, knowing that Diane is now resting peacefully with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in His Kingdom, where there is no more pain, sorrow, or suffering.
Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Jamestown, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Bertil and Elizabeth (Sword) Lundgren of Sugar Grove.
Diane received her nursing degree from Rochester General Hospital. She joined the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of second lieutenant, devoting most of her service to her country in Taiwan. Upon her return, she compassionately cared for others in various nursing capacities in Jamestown, N.Y., and State College, until her retirement.
A tireless servant to her family and others, Diane was a member of State College Christian Church (SCCC), and was a two-time mission volunteer to SCCC's Haven of Hope school in Zambia. She en-joyed gardening, cooking and sewing.
She is survived by her husband, Dale Sherman, of Julian; four children: Kimberley Wood (Scott) of Slippery Rock, Randall Sherman (Paula) of Bellefonte, Laura Rush (Benjamin) of Boalsburg, and Matthew Sherman of Julian; one brother, Dennis Lundgren of Hoschton, Ga.; two sisters: Carol Widrig of Westfield, N.Y., and Janice Nuber of Erie; and six beautiful grandchildren whom she adored: Brittany, Morgan, Spencer, Joelle, Julia and Grace.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton St., State College.
A funeral service will be on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 1250 University Drive, State College, with Pastor Vince Smith officiating.
A former long-time resident of Boalsburg, Di-ane will be interred at Boalsburg Cemetery.
Online condolences and signing of the guest can be entered at www.kochfun-eralhome.com. May her memory be eternal.