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Diane Wittman

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Wittman, Diane M.

Diane M. Wittman (Wuyts) of Kaukauna, age 62 passed away June 26, 2013 surrounded by her family after a 22 month "inspirational battle" with brain cancer. She was born March 13, 1951 in Appleton to Jack and Berniece Wuyts (Besaw).

Diane graduated in 1969 from Kaukauna High School. She later graduated from Fox Valley Technical College with high honors in 1998 and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Diane married the love of her life, David J. Wittman on December 4, 1971 and lived in Kaukauna all her life. She had numerous friends in Kaukauna and at their cottage on Sunrise Lake and later on Flower Lake. Diane's real enjoyment in life was going to the cottage, knitting, quilting, walking almost every night for 30 years with her friend Elaine and also being with her grandchildren.

She was employed by the Kaukauna Public Library last serving as Assistant Director when cancer forced her to take retirement after 29 years. She truly enjoyed the library customers, the library staff, and the many projects she participated in.

Diane was involved in many volunteer activities including Boy Scout Troop 104 Personal Management Merit Badge and Finance and Secretary to the troop for many years. She served as Financial and Secretary Positions for the Saint Aloysius School Board. She also served as Executive Secretary for Kaukauna Rotary Club. She was instrumental in organizing the Kaukauna Area Historical Society. She served for a short time on the KEEN Board, currently Kaukauna Community Family of Funds before ill health forced her to retire.

She is survived by her high school sweetheart, husband, best friend, and caregiver, Dave. The joys of life were her children Cory (Angela) Wittman and Mike (Becky) Wittman; and her dear granddaughters, Allie Jo, Coryna and Jada.

She is further survived by her mother Berniece; her sister and brother-in-law Karen and Ray Diedrick; her brother Keith; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandee (John) Nytes, Dennis (Lois) Wittman, and Gary (Sandy) Wittman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Jack Wuyts; her brother Donald; and mother and father in-law, Elmer and Mildred Wittman. Also a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dale and Debra Wittman.

Visitation will be held Monday July 1, 2013 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH - ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH (2401 Main Ave. Kaukauna) beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Pastors will officiate. Committal St. Mary Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Diane's honor by her family.

The Family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Bhattacharjee, Dr. Mortara, Dr. Conkright, Dr. Kohl, Dr. Bannish and the entire staff of St. Elizabeth Radiation Dept. plus the entire staff of Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology. We would like to express our sincere thanks to The Ministry Home Care Hospice for all their kind help.

Dave and his family would also like to thank "Aunt Karen" for always being there. We Love You.

Diane, words can not describe how much I am going to miss you. I will forever love you. -- Dave


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from June 27 to June 29, 2013
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