In memory of
Diane Catherine Freeman
In memory of
Diane Catherine Freeman
Diane Catherine Freeman (O'Leary) Freeman, Diane Catherine Age 59 of Excelsior, MN, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 24, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Diane met her diagnosis head on with courage, grace and resiliency while overcoming the odds multiple times. "Be the Exception" was her motto and Diane was surely exceptional. She lived a life of love and concern for those who knew her, especially those joining her in the battle against cancer. Diane was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 3, 1961, to Joseph and Virginia O'Leary, moving to Minnesota in 1977. Preceded in death by her father, Diane will be dearly missed by her husband Jon, sons Conor and Alex, mother Virginia, sister Karen, brothers Joseph and Kevin, extended family and an abundance of friends near and far. Many people shared life and laughs with Diane, as she touched and positively impacted everyone who knew her. The family will hold a private memorial service, as well as other celebrations TBD. In recent years cancer research, cancer treatment and patient advocacy became passions in Diane's life. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Diane's honor to an organization she was involved with (Dr. Zylla's Cancer Research/Frauenshuh Cancer Center, c/o Park Nicollet Foundation, 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426) ( http://foundation.parknicollet.com/freeman )
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Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels - Edina
5000 West 50th Street (at Highway 100)
Edina, MN 55436
In memory of
Diane Catherine Freeman
Diane Catherine Freeman (O'Leary) Freeman, Diane Catherine Age 59 of Excelsior, MN, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 24, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Diane met her diagnosis head on with courage, grace and resiliency while overcoming the odds multiple times. "Be the Exception" was her motto and Diane was surely exceptional. She lived a life of love and concern for those who knew her, especially those joining her in the battle against cancer. Diane was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 3, 1961, to Joseph and Virginia O'Leary, moving to Minnesota in 1977. Preceded in death by her father, Diane will be dearly missed by her husband Jon, sons Conor and Alex, mother Virginia, sister Karen, brothers Joseph and Kevin, extended family and an abundance of friends near and far. Many people shared life and laughs with Diane, as she touched and positively impacted everyone who knew her. The family will hold a private memorial service, as well as other celebrations TBD. In recent years cancer research, cancer treatment and patient advocacy became passions in Diane's life. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Diane's honor to an organization she was involved with (Dr. Zylla's Cancer Research/Frauenshuh Cancer Center, c/o Park Nicollet Foundation, 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426) ( http://foundation.parknicollet.com/freeman )
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Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels - Edina
5000 West 50th Street (at Highway 100)
Edina, MN 55436
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