Aug 29, 2022

Dian Lee (Kinser) Eggleston (1954 - 2022)

Posted Aug 29, 2022 9:09 PM

Dian Lee (Kinser) Eggleston was born December 17, 1954, to Morris and Echo Kinser in Alliance, Nebraska. She passed away unexpectedly in her home on August 18, 2022, after battling several illnesses including congestive heart failure. Though Dian’s health continued to fail over the years, few people knew the extent to which she struggled. It would be wrong to say that Dian lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. When anyone else would have broken, she stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quit in Dian. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.

The youngest of eight children, Dian spent many years in Alliance but also lived in Colorado and South Dakota. She loved camping in the Rocky Mountains, antiquing, searching for treasures at garage sales and flea markets, playing cards, and reading. She was a talented artist and had a flare for interior decorating. Dian valued family and friends and she treasured each and every moment she was able to spend with them. She loved animals, especially dogs, and was known for helping those less fortunate.

Dian is survived by her sons, Dustin and Eric Eggleston, grandson Cameron Eggleston, great- granddaughter Willow, sister, Carol Fraedrich, brother, Ivan Kinser and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, Beverly Olson, Derald Kinser, Dan Kinser, Bob Kinser, and William Kinser, and sister-in-laws, Connie Kinser and Roni Kinser.  Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

While Dian’s family grieves her loss, they are choosing to remember her in a way that honors her spirit. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Alliance Cemetery with a Celebration of Life and reception to follow at VFW Post 1517.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Dian’s name to United Methodist Church or PAWS.

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