The heavens opened and welcomed another angel. Sweet Caroline Ruth Church Diamond passed away on November 5, 2021. The first to greet her was her 62-year-old husband Irvin Diamond and son Irvin Diamond, Jr. Then gathered together her mother and father, Arthur and Nellie Church. like his brothers Billy and Charlie, and his sister Linda.
Caroline Diamond was born December 28, 1935 in Arthur and Nellie Church (Newcomb). This beloved daughter was an overwhelming welcome after the loss of their first son. Caroline grew up strong and sturdy on a small farm that was located in the village of Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Trempealeau captured her mind and soul and she stayed there her entire life. Caroline graduated from Trempealeau Healy Memorial School in 1953 and continued her education at St. Francis School of Nursing.
The boy next door was constantly warned by Caroline’s mother, Nellie, to stay in his yard. But over the years, Irvin Diamond has fallen in love with this beautiful little brunette. On September 19, 1954, Caroline and Irvin got married.
Caroline was the constant shining star in the life of her family and her husband. She quietly and humbly managed to maintain a family with a quiet understanding of love. She raised three boys and a girl and taught them to maintain their strong sense of independence and love of God.
Caroline was a long-time member of the Trempealeau United Methodist Church. She has participated in the Stitch-n-Study Women’s Group, choir, and the United Methodist Women’s Society. Caroline was a member of the Order of the Star of the East, Onalaska chapter. Her spirit of great kindness, giving and self-sacrifice was a beacon for all who knew her. His forgiveness was endless.
For all those who knew Caroline Diamond, she will be remembered as the original “Sweet Caroline”. Behind his sons: Edward and David (Chris Bauer); daughter Deborah (Jim) Diamond-Nepstad; and two beloved granddaughters: Jennie Nepstad (David Grooms) and Danielle Nepstad (Wes Honkomp); Brother Jim (Ellen) Church, and several nieces and nephews.
“Leave this world knowing the next place will be better. ” I love you mom.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Trempealeau United Methodist Church, Trempealeau, Wisconsin.