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Diane Kitowski age 81, of Stevens Point passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Per her wishes no public services will be held.
Diane was born May 3, 1931 in Stevens Point, the daughter of Emil and Irene (Mrozinski) Pionke. She graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1949. She married William Kitowski on May 7, 1949 at St. Peters Catholic Church. The couple settled in Stevens Point and raised their family. Diane worked as a nurses aid at the Portage County Home for 13 years. She also worked as a waitress at restaurants in the area including the Red Mill, where she teamed with her twin sister as the "Babba Twins". Diane enjoyed playing cards, bingo, crocheting, and going to the casino.
She is survived by her six children: Sharon (Richard) Blaskowski; Linda (Mike) Mijal, William (ex spouse - Penny) Kitowski Jr; Patrick Kitowski; Tim Kitowski; Tammy (Janet Franzen) Kitowski. 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her sister: Audrey Koehler and her brother: Don (Elaine) Kitowski. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William in 1971, her grandson Justin Wilkinson in 1996, daughter-in-law Dixie Kitowski-Laskowski, and two brothers Emil and Dick.
Diane's family wishes to thank Teri Hahn MD, Ministry Hospice, The nursing staff at St. Claire's Hospital, the Portage County Home Staff, and Community Care of Portage County.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com
Published in Stevens Point Journal on Oct. 3, 2012