Diane (Mrs. Doug) Harrington, age 79, of West Point, Nebraska

Diane (Mrs. Doug) Harrington, age 79, of West Point, Nebraska
May 27, 1942 - October 16, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial for Diane (Mrs. Doug) Harrington age 79 of West Point, NE will be on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, NE with Fr. James Weeder as Celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Nielsen Community Center.. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE.

Diane Catherine Harrington passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Diane was born May 27, 1942 in Kingsley, Iowa to Ralph & Eldora (Flammang) Sitzmann. She was baptized and confirmed at St Michael’s Church in Kingsley, IA. She was raised on a farm with 10 siblings. She attended and graduated from Kingsley High School.

Diane met the love of her life, Douglas Harrington, and married January 28, 1961 in Marysville, KS. They lived in Sioux City, IA before moving to West Point, NE making this their home. The couple had 3 children; Troy, Victoria, and Bobette.

Diane was employed by American Greeting Cards for 32 years and was known as the card lady. She also worked at Dohrman Machine until they closed, along with various jobs before retirement.

Diane helped form the CCD program at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was passionate about teaching.
She loved doing her cards, crafts, gardening, fishing, bowling, bird watching, traveling with family, and playing cards. She also loved her grandchildren, playing with them, and watching their sporting events. She also loved taking them for golf cart rides.

Diane was a wonderful wife and loving mother. She is survived by her husband Douglas and pet dog Snuggles, son Troy (Tammie) Harrington of West Point and their children Lee and Alex. Daughter Victoria (Gary) Bracht of Chilicothe, IL and their children Brandi (Michael) Flyr, Reed (Ashlie) Bracht, and Blake (Katie) Bracht. Daughter Bobette (Russell) Batenhorst of North Bend and their children Ryan, and Nicole. She was blessed with 9 great grandchildren; Elijah, Sydney, Isaiah, Mathew, Evelynn, Addison, Parker, Adalynn, and Aubree.

Diane is also survived by seven sisters; Maureen Schmid, LeAnn Sullivan, Colette Schinstock, Denise Wilson, Darnell Ruba, Shelly Bohlke, and Stacie O’Keefe, and brother Terry Sitzmann. She is also survived by one brother-in-law Don Harrington, and sister-in-law’s Bonnie Harrington, and Lynne Hegdahl, and many brother/sister in laws, nieces, and nephews.

Diane was proceeded in death by her parents Ralph & Eldora Sitmann, sister Karen Schmid, brother Clark Sitzmann, and bother in law’s David Schinstock and Marvin Harrington, sister in law’s Shirley Grove, Roberta Schoepf, and Beverly Laughlin