THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lillian J. Diamond
Lillian J. (Morois) Diamond, 90, of Marinette, passed away Thursday, March 9 after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease.
Born April 7, 1926 in Green Bay, to the late William and Sylvia Morois, they moved to Marinette when she was a child. She met her future husband, Jim Diamond, while working at Ansul and they married in June 1946.
A devoted mother, she loved being with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, being known for her homemade slippers and was an excellent baker. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church and longtime member of the "crafty ladies".
A stay at home mom until the last of her children were in high school, she then worked at JC Penney's, retiring in 1994.
She is survived by five children, Mike (Lindsey), Jeff (Dolores), Ken (Heather), Julie Thielen and Mark (Chris); a brother, Richard Morois; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jim, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Bernice Walker, Dorothy Paris and Florence Bauer and a granddaughter, Jennifer.
A Funeral Mass was held at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church on Carney Blvd. on Wednesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Entombment was in Forest Home Mausoleum. Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in her name.