Ridge Funeral Home

6620 West Archer Ave, Chicago, IL


Dianne A Lessey

February 26, 1939April 26, 2020

Dianne A. Lessey (nee Detwiler) passed away on April 26, 2020 at the age of 81. Loving wife of the late Fred Lessey; loving mother of James (Penny) Mungai, Dawn Mungai, Carol Gatz, Kimberly (Brian) Fitch and the late Sherill Lessey. Loving grandmother / Pookie to Heather Gatz, Holly (Joe) Hornik, Jonathan (Tom) Gatz, Michael, Hailee and Bella Fitch, Michelle (Caleb) Shelbourn, Matthew Mungai, Mia Mungai, and Jeanette (Shane) Jensen. Loving Pooka to Nathan and Jack, great-grandma to few. She is also survived by her brother George "Butch" (the late Phyllis) Detwiler. Loving aunt to many, loving surrogate mother/grandmother to many and loving godmother to Jason Porus. Preceded in death by her brother Burneal "Bud" (June) Detwiler and sister Patricia (Ed) Huhn.

Funeral services and interment private at Glen Oaks Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home (Edward A. Tylka Manager/Director), 6620 W. Archer Ave., Chicago. Info: 773-586-7900 or www.ridgefh.com.


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Patricia Tyznik

May 11, 2020

I was saddened to learn of Ms. Lessey's passing. She always brightened my day when she'd come to the Garfield Ridge Library. She loved books! She was so generous in donating many books to our branch. I hope she knew how much I enjoyed her visits...from bringing Bella to story time all those years ago..bragging about her grandkids..and talking books with staff. Rest in peace dear sweet lady. Ms. Patti

Christine Larkin

May 8, 2020

Our deepest condolences to you all. May God grant her soul eternal rest and your family the comfort and peace to get through the difficult time ahead. - Brian, Christine, Alexis & Steven

Stacie Burtner

May 6, 2020

Pookie you will always be my mom.i love you so much, I’m gonna miss you, your smile and our inside jokes.God definitely gained an angel but to soon. Rest easy and watch over us all.love you always..

Kimberly Boese Rowland

May 6, 2020

You made me feel like family you were kind and caring but no softy. I remember coming to hangout with Carol and Dawn and you welcomed me into your home. You took me to church, and loved me unconditionally. May you soar high, let's celebrate her life keep her in your hearts for when you do she is truly never gone. Prayers of strength and comfort to all who she touched.

Claudia Fuentes-Pena

May 6, 2020

I was blessed to cross paths with an Amazing women who had nothing but love for her family and church family and always supported our youth events. Spirit of love youth ministry had lots of love for Dianne. Mom you will be truly Missed and I know you will be in spirit at our Thursday Night Bible Study. Thank you for teaching me a lot through your stories, love you always💞😘

Jennifer Kimmel

May 5, 2020

I am so blessed to have met this amazing woman!! I have been a part of their family since prek/kindergarten. She always treated me like her own grandchild and I forever will be greatful! Love and miss you Pookie RIP 💕

Sunnie Biland

May 5, 2020

Sorry for your loss! She was a kind and wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed!

Jay Folino

May 5, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your mom/ grandma. I remember growing up, how nice she was to all the kids on our block. A great neighbor and lady. May she rest peacefully.

Gail Kyle

May 5, 2020

When my dad and your mom got together it was so much fun...they would give each other a hard time then they would be roaring with laughter!!!

Rocco Lococo

May 5, 2020

I am so sorry. She will be greatly missed, she always made me laugh when I was around.


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