Obituary of Diane Haslauer Barrere
Diane Haslauer Barrere, age 77, passed away in Slidell, Louisiana on November 26, 2019. Beloved wife of 53 years to Ben Barrere; devoted mother to three daughters, Michele Tymkiw (Doug), Susan Cooper (Zack), and Donna Barrere (David); and grandmother to seven: Alexis Tymkiw Stoner (Kyle), Nicholas Tymkiw (Emma), Michael Tymkiw, Lyn Cooper, Thomas Cooper, Sam Cooper, and River Hopkins.
Diane came from a large, affectionate, and loving family and is survived by her siblings Patty Misuraca, Thomas Haslauer, Lenora Lowe, and Delores Vinet. Her sister Rosemary Gehlbach preceded her in death, as did her parents Thomas and Rita Gurtner Haslauer. She leaves behind many, many friends, including childhood friend Linda McNamara. Throughout her life, Diane made and kept so many friends because of her sweet, giving, and thoughtful nature.
Raised on Valence St. in Uptown New Orleans, she attended St. Henry’s and St. Stephen’s High School. Diane was a 45-year parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In her working life, she was a bookkeeper, notably at Jahncke, Northshore Fence, and Old America. Diane loved nothing better than hosting family get togethers and parade parties. She was Room Mother countless times, the OLL Fair Chair with Ben, and a Girl Scout leader for 15 years. She enjoyed sewing, reading, making crafts, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Scrabble, and attending Mass. She was a founding member of the OLL Prayer Shawl ministry.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church located at 400 Westchester Place in Slidell. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans at a later date. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Diane Barrere, please visit Tribute Store
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