News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 17, 2012

DiAnna Faye (Paulsen) Robinson


MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — DiAnna Faye (Paulsen) Robinson, 64, of Sandwich, Ill., and formerly of Martinsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at her home. She was born March 4, 1948, the daughter of Charles Paulsen and Joy Thompson Paulsen.

Her passion in life was caring for others. She was a nurse at Sandwich Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and had previously worked 19 years at Jennings Terrace Nursing Home at Aurora, Ill. She was a member of Cornerstone Church at Sandwich, a graduate of Martinsville High School, and a college graduate of Ivy Tech in Terre Haute, Ind.

Survivors include her three children, Joy (Christopher) Robinson-VanGilder, Lewie (Keliy Butti Reno) Robinson Jr. and Jesica (James) Solomon II; a special friend, Joseph Bisztriczky; seven grandchildren, Brooke, Brayden, Gunner, Grant and Faith VanGilder, Kyle Robinson, and Zoe Solomon; several nieces and nephews including BeLinda Black, Carlotta (Rick) Athey, Suzanne (Roger) Biggs, Christopher Black, Leah Black, Lena Myerscough, and Chassity Black; and several aunts, cousins, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald “Red” Tharp; her parents, Charles and Joy Paulsen; her mother-in-law, Wilma Jean Bowen; her sister, Linda Paulsen; and a nephew, Rob Black.

Services in honor of her life will be 1 p.m. CST Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. 6th St., in Marshall, with Brother Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Martinsville. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.