Diane Marshik, 62

Diane Jean Marshik,  a resident of Lusk, Wyo., died Nov. 26, 2012, ater a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held Dec. 3, at the Congregational Church in Lusk, with Pastor Mark Lohr officiating. Burial will be in the Bearhead Cemetery near Pillsbury.

Diane Jean Marshik was born Jan. 13, 1950, in Little Falls, to the late Clinton and Hazel Garlock. Diane graduated from Little Falls Senior High School and received an Associate’s Degree in Optical Technology from the Eveleth Area Vocational Technology Institute in Eveleth. Diane married John Perry in 1970, and the couple moved to Wisconsin. The couple divorced in 1997 and Diane moved back to Minnesota in 2001 to be closer to her elderly mother and family. Diane spent most of her working career as a Certified Optician and a Coding Specialist for an Orthopedic Clinic. Diane met Thomas A. Marshik from Hillman, and they married Sept. 8, 2006. The couple moved to a ranch near Lusk, in August 2008. They have been members of the Congregational Church of Lusk since moving to Lusk. They have met some wonderful friends since moving there. Diane enjoyed animals, especially her dogs and beautiful horses. She made some dear close friends with the Eastern Wyoming National Horsemanship Club and Node Homemakers.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. Marshik; sons, Jason Perry and wife Kristal of Denmark, Wis. and Brandon Perry and wife Kristy of Clarksville, Tenn; stepdaughter, Tina Nelson and husband Josh of Minneapolis and stepson Thomas J. Marshik of Billings, Mont.; sisters, LaVone Olson and husband Owen of Little Falls, and Julene Bleichner and her late husband Merle of Byron; brother, Gary Garlock and wife Jeanette of Little Falls; grandchildren, Samantha Wilson, Nolan Perry, Ian Perry, Owen Perry, Blake Weber and Zachary Nelson; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends were always near and dear to her heart. She was blessed to have all her family be able to visit her and Tom since moving to Lusk.

She is preceded in death by her parents and infant son.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital.