Diane Thorstad Price

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MADISON–Diane Anita Price passed away at age 76 on July 14, 2022. She was born Diane Anita Thorstad, the second child for Clarence and Anita (Prinz) Thorstad, on May 5, 1946 in Madison. She was blessed to have grown-up with three siblings, Ronald, Dawneen, and John, whom she loved unconditionally and with whom she maintained strong bonds throughout life.

She spent most of her life in Madison, graduating from West High School in 1964 and then from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following college graduation, she went on to attend nursing school at York College in York, PA, where she was the valedictorian of her class. Diane loved learning new things throughout her whole life.

Diane married Steven Price in 1979 and together they raised four children: Jeffrey, Jeremy, Laura, and Eric. She loved her family and enjoyed going on family ski trips, traveling, and playing games. When her kids were young, she would always go the extra mile on holidays. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, as she enjoyed Christmas music, decorations, family gatherings, and the peace and happiness brought on by the celebration of the life of her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Throughout her adult life, Diane was actively involved in serving others. She found many opportunities to serve through the various callings in which she served as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She particularly loved her many years working in the Young Women’s program. Diane also volunteered her time working with Thursday’s Child. More than everything else, she loved life and found her greatest joy with her family.

Diane is survived by her husband of 43 years, Steven Price; her four children, Jeffrey, Jeremy (Kathy), Laura, and Eric (Lauren); her 15 grandchildren, Madison (Barkley), Tyler, Ryan, Sarah, Aurora, McKenna, Quin, Brodrick, Zachary, Brooklyn, Ruby, Boston, Beckham, Bailey, and Bronson; and a great-granddaughter, Sadie; as well as her two brothers, Ronald Thorstad, and John (Debbi) Thorstad, and her brother-in-law, Craig Beedy. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence (Aug. 22, 1992) and Anita (Oct. 9, 2009), her younger sister Dawneen Beedy (Oct. 12, 2021), and her sister-in-law Laureen Thorstad.

Private services were held for Diane in Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children and mailed to Zor Shriners at 6510 Grand Teton Plaza, Madison, WI, 53719. Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road in Madison, ably served the family

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