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A memorial service will be held at a later date


Burial Location
Sugar Grove Cemetery

September 14, 1969 - March 25, 2020

Diane Marie Morrill, 50 of Sugar Grove, Illinois passed away on March 25th at home surrounded by family after a valiant, courageous battle with breast cancer.

Diane was born in Peoria, Illinois on September 14, 1969 to Allan and Lois Hultgren. She was preceded in death by her Dad, Allan.

Diane grew up in a loving household which included her brother Jeff and sister Michele. In college, at the University of Illinois, Diane studied music education and went on to become the orchestra director at Indian Trail Junior High in Addison, Illinois where she taught for 27 years.

She was united in marriage to Steve Morrill on November 2, 1996 and a few years later they welcomed son Griffin, and then Jackson. Diane truly loved her boys and beamed with prideful joy as she helped guide them successfully toward adulthood.

Diane was a “kid centered” orchestra teacher driven to instill a love of music in her students while at the same time helping them grow to become empathetic, considerate adults. She lived a life of kindness and service exemplifying grace, while putting the needs of others before her own.

Diane is survived by her husband, Steve and her children Griffin and Jackson. Other survivors include her mother, Lois of East Peoria, Illinois, her brother, Jeff of East Peoria and her sister, Michele (Brett) and their two children, Lilly and Mayson of Union, Missouri. Diane also leaves behind her father-in-law, Walter (Elaine) Morrill of Madison, Indiana and numerous aunts and uncles.

A scholarship fund in Diane’s name will be set up to support middle school orchestra students at Indian Trail Junior High in Addison, Illinois.

Diane will be buried at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Sugar Grove, Illinois. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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Henz Family from Oswego, IL

"Our deepest sympathies to you all at this time."


Steve and Esther Bright from Hanover, IN

"Steve, we are so sorry to hear of your wife's passing! Please know that we are remembering your family in prayers...God bless!"


Jeff Ryburn from Elmhurst, IL

"Diane was a wonderful teacher and friend, not only to the Indian Trail students, but staff as well. Very kind, caring, compassionate, and proactive kids. She will truly be missed."


Rhonda Yegge from St. Charles, IL

"I'm so sorry for your loss of someone so giving, sweet, and important in all the lives she touched. I hope you are comforted by each other at this time. Take care of yourselves as you know that is what Diane would have wanted."


Anna La Fronza from St. Charles , IL

"Steve and family, My heart goes out to you. My prayers are with you. May you find love from each other during this difficult time."


Carolyn Viereckl from Batavia, IL

"Dear Steve and family, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Diane. May your memories of happy times together bring you comfort. Prayers for comfort and peace."


Amy Overton from Dekalb, IL

"Dear Steve & family, I was so sorry to hear this news. Please know that you continue to be in my prayers. Wishing you strength, grace & peace. Love, Amy Overton & family"


Ann Ellena-Thomas from Bloomingdale , IL

"So sorry for your loss. I worked with Diane in Addison and she was always so kind and friendly to everyone. She was a great teacher and her students loved her so very much. She will be greatly missed. Sympathy and prayers sent for your family."


Vito Diciolla from Addison, IL

"Mrs. Morrill was my 5th-8th grade orchestra teacher. She truly was an amazing person and was so sweet. She cared for all of her students and was always there for everyone. She had a heart of gold and inspired everyone with her musical talent. She will truly be missed by all who she has touched. My condolences go out to her family, especially during these rough times."


Steve Bright from Hanover, IN

"Steve , I was shocked to hear of your wife's passing. So sorry for you and your family. God bless my friend."


Christine McPeak from Geneva, IL

"My prayers are with you and your boys."


Lorie Michaels from Geneva, IL

"The Michaels family sends our deepest condolences to your and your family. May all of your memories together never be forgotten."


Vern Case from Elgin, IL

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Morrill family and loved ones. I pray that our Lord comforts you and gives you peace now and always🙏"


Kathy Heikkinen from Batavia, IL

"I am so saddened to hear of Diane's passing. I was lucky enough to be her cooperating teacher when she student taught in Streamwood; she was one of the best! Diane always sought me out when we were at festivals or clinics; it seems like just last year when we spoke last. Music education was blessed to have Diane, and I was honored to have worked with her."


Jim & Dawn Lutter from Sugar Grove, IL

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Entire Morrill Family. Please accept our Heartfelt Condolences."


Stacy and Fred Martinez from Bartlett, IL

"Our prayers are with you at this very diffiucult time."


Linda Alcalde and Raul Villarreal from Addison, IL

"Mrs. Morrill was instrumental in helping Raul find and keep his love of the cello. We are truly saddened to her of her passing but know that God has her now and she is at peace. Her legacy will live on in every student she has touched during her time on earth with us. Thoughts, prayers and condolences to everyone in the family."


Michael Cortina from Burlington , IL

"Steve, we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."


Mary (German) Edgington from East Peoria, IL

"My heart broke when I saw the post from Jeff on facebook. I met Diane as a freshman at EPCHS. She played cello and I played violin. She was quiet, and sweet, and an excellent student. We were in 9 Strings together, and I spent a weekend at Allerton with her and the 9 Strings group. I am saddened and I am praying for her family and friends."


Valentino smith from Chicago il, IL

"Mrs Morril was the best and amazing teacher and a great inspirational person I will miss her she was my 5th 6th 7th grade teacher I will miss her so much and it will not be the same without her"


Molly Totten Jones from Hanover, IN

"So sorry, Steve. You and the entire Morrill Family are in my thoughts and prayers. God’s blessings to you."


Bill OHagan from Sycamore, IL

"Dear Steve and family, my deepest condolences for you. Donna & I are praying for you all during this time of grieving and wishing you comfort. Sending our love to you all."


Ram from Auckland, AK

"Dear Steve, My condolences Ram (Hanover College 85, Singapore close friend of you brother Alan )"


Donna Knox from Burlington, IL

"Dear Steve, I am so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. You and your family will be in my prayers."


Paul & Lisa Carani from St Charles, IL

"We are so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. Our prayers go out to you and you entire family."


Craig & Stephanie Bennett from Saint Charles, IL

"We are very sorry to hear about Diane's passing. She touched many lives with her passion for music. She will be missed by the community and her students. We are praying for you and the boys during this time!"


Stephens family from St Charles , IL

"So very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Sending prayers to you and your family."


Rheanna Valdez-Reed from St Charles , IL

"Our deepest sympathies to your family during this difficult time. May you find peace and healing through your memories. Rheanna and Calvin Reed"


Mike, Caroline and Lucia Wilfong from St. Charles, IL

"Mr. Morrill, We are so sorry to hear about your devastating loss. You and your boys are in our thoughts and prayers."


Rheanna Valdez-Reed from St Charles , IL

"Our deepest sympathies to your family. We are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and strength from your memories. Rheanna and Calvin Reed"


Vik Gilbertson from South Elgin, IL

"Steve I'm sorry for your family's loss."


The Hirth Family from St. Charles, IL

"Sending much love to your family during this very difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your boys. May you all find some peace from your cherished memories."


The Carnana family-Joseph, Catalina,and Joseph Jr from St. Charles, IL

"The Carnana family has fought with cancer for many years. We feel your pain and pray for you to get through this hard time. You are great principal and I admire all your needs towards all your students. We are truly sorry for your loss. God Bless"


The Carnana family from St. Charles, IL

"The Carnana family feels truly sorry for your loss. We pray for you and the whole family to get through this tough time. You are a wonderful principal and we hope to see you soon."


Leslie and Dale Morgan from Geneva, IL

"Our deepest condolences to you Steve, and your entire family. May you each be comforted, and find some measure of peace, in your most treasured memories of Diane."


The Wahl-Swayze Family from Sugar Grove, IL

"Our deepest sympathies for your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons. May you find peace with the many wonderful memories that you shared. Much love!"


Christy Weygandt from Seattle , WA

"I am so sorry for your loss. The first time I met Diane was when you both surprised us at a Wredling Women’s Retreat in Galena IL. You stopped in and we all cheered. You introduced Diane and it was clear you loved her deeply I will pray for you and your sons during this time."


Anna, Chas, Giacomo, Leo, & Capri Dushek from St. Charles , IL

"Steve & sons, I’m so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. Our deepest sympathies & prayers are with you and your family."


The Corbetts from St. Charles, IL

"Our deepest sympathy Mr. Morrill to you and your family.❤️"


Melissa and Mike Dockum from St Charles, IL

"Steve, Jack, and Griffin, we are deeply saddened hearing of Diane’s passing. We hope that the strength she demonstrated in life will be a source of comfort and strength to you as you move forward. Our heartfelt prayers are with you."


Melissa and Mike Dockum from St.charles, IL

"So deeply saddened by this news. I pray that the strength Diane exhibited in her life will be a source of comfort and strength as you go through this rough time. Our heartfelt prayers are with you all."


Melissa and Mike Dockum from St Charles, IL

"Steve, Jack, and Griffin, we are deeply saddened to hear of Diane's passing. We pray that the strength she exhibited in life will be a source of comfort and strength to you now. You are dearly loved. Our heartfelt prayers are with you."


Shari Hovious from St. Charles, IL

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. So sorry for your loss."


The Neeson Family from North Aurora , IL

"Steve, Griffin, and Jack, we are thinking of you. The Neeson family has known Diane since she was 18 at U of I. She was part of our family during her student teaching and Barb and Deb loved her like a sister. She was a bright light for all of us."


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