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Dianne L. Cottrill

February 12, 1941 — May 22, 2023

Dianne L. Cottrill, 82, of Rockton, died on May 22, 2023, with her family by her side. Born February 12, 1941, in Oak Park, Illinois; daughter of Melvin and Helen (Cody) Heiden. She graduated from Rock Valley College with her associate degree in nursing. She married the love of her life, Paul B. Cottrill in Rockford on April 30, 1977. Dianne was an ER nurse at SwedishAmerican Hospital for 22 years then worked for UDL Laboratories for 12 years. She was a member of St. Thomas Church in Beloit. She enjoyed gardening, watching the birds, and traveling, especially to Ireland. Dianne cherished the time spent with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was known for being intelligent, kind, loving, organized, and always had things put together well.


Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years, Paul Cottrill; children, Cheryl Cooper, Dan (Sharon) Cooper, Steven (Amy Kakavas) Cooper, Linda (Craig Olafson) Cooper; stepdaughter, Kim (Jim) Guirlando; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Merilyn and Nancy. Predeceased by her parents and brother, Bill.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 6254 Valley Knoll Drive, Rockford 61109, with Revered William Wentink officiating. A visitation will take place prior to mass starting at 10:00 a.m. at church. Burial will follow the services in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Please share memories and condolences online.


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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery

6202 Charles Street, Rockford, IL 61108

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