Dianne Kirsch, age 77, a lifelong resident until last year of Quincy, Ill., died on Dec. 6, in Atlanta. She was born Aug. 9, 1941, the daughter of Max and Zelda Chanen. She graduated from Quincy High School in 1959. Dianne met the love of her life, Myron Kirsch, on a blind date at Union Station in St. Louis, and the couple celebrated the 60th anniversary of that event last month. They were married at Temple B’nai Sholom in Quincy in 100 degree weather on Aug. 28, 1960. Dianne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to so many. She took great pleasure in raising her three sons, and was active as PTA president, den mother, and as a member of various nonprofit boards. Dianne was a lifelong member of Temple B’nai Sholom, where she served as board secretary and bulletin editor for many decades, sisterhood president, and in many other roles. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Dianne was a warm, caring, and extremely capable person who so many people depended on, and she will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. Survivors include her husband Myron, of Atlanta and formerly of Quincy; son Jeff Kirsch of Conway, Ark.; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Ilana Kirsch of South Bend, Ind., and Greg and Lanie Kirsch of Atlanta; seven grandchildren Aaron, Amanda, Arielle, Asher, Eden, Eli and Max; brother Fred Chanen of Quincy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wolff and Marie-Claire Kirsch of Redlands, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law David and Ethel Kirsch of St. Louis; her sister-in-law Carole Chanen of Quincy; and her brother-in-law Morton Kirsch of St. Louis.
The funeral was held Dec. 10 in Quincy, Ill., with Rabbi Alvin Sugarman officiating. The family sat shiva in Atlanta at the home of Lanie and Greg Kirsch on Dec. 12. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org