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Diane R. Maynard, 73, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She was born December 16, 1939 in Green Bay to William and Lorraine (Putnam) Pitsch. Diane graduated from East High School in 1958. On June 22, 1973 she married Donne E. Maynard. He preceded her in death November 2, 2003. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent Hospital for more than 20 years and past president of the St. Vincent Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Diane found pleasure in entertaining family and friends with her Packer, booyah and Christmas parties. She loved the holidays! Diane loved traveling and cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Diane is survived by six children, Todd (Debra) Maynard, Tina (Mike) Fritsch, Terri (Scott) Harrison, Kathryn Gottlieb, Brett (Veronica) Hillbom, all of Green Bay and Pamela (Chris) Martinsek of Atlanta, GA; She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Sarah Fairfield, Kelly Maynard and Kim Grapa, Ryan and Katie Fritsch, Cory and Casey Gottlieb and Jesse Anderson, Samantha Micolicyzyk, Vanessa and Brock Taylor and Veronique Van Gheem, Dana, Alex and Jake Martinsek; many great-grandchildren; special cousins, Toddy (Otto) Kohls, Porky (Sharon) Putnam, Sherry (Mike) Peeters, Marilyn Putnam and Dan Putnam; an aunt and uncle Norman (Corrine) Pitsch; also many friends and relatives in the Green Bay area.
In addition to her husband and parents, Diane was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and one cousin, Don Putnam.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 3:00 until the Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. with Deacon Jim Gauthier officiating. Inurnment will be at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com. A memorial fund has been established in Diane's name.
A special thank you to Toddy Kohls for her compassionate care of Diane and the UW Madison doctors in the organ transplant division.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
1350 Lombardi Avenue Green Bay, WI 54304
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 15 to May 18, 2013