Diane Ely
1948 - 2021
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Diane Ely

Stockbridge - On January 20, 2021, the Lord called Diane Ely home after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She was 72, born May 16, 1948, daughter of the late Howard and Lula Schoen. On November 12, 1966, she married David Ely at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, and together they had three daughters.

Diane was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, and her faith ran deep, which extended to her children. She was a strong woman and a hard worker, raising her family and working at Thiel's Cheese for over 30 years. She was upbeat and always positive, never complaining. She liked to travel and fish, enjoyed sturgeon spearing, and would even help David track a deer during hunting season. Above all else, Diane loved her family deeply.

Diane is survived by her children: Kim (Bob) Longland, Joelle Ellis, and Shannon Ely; grandchildren: Joshua and Jenna Ellis, and Quintin Longland; a very special friend: Harvey Schaefer; siblings: Carol (Erv) Selk and Denis (Susie) Schoen; a sister-in-law: Mary Hauser; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Diane was preceded in death by her husband, David; her parents: Howard and Lula; David's parents: Elmer and Rita Ely; and a brother: Bruce Schoen.

Private services have been planned. Cards and memorials can be sent to the Wieting Family Funeral Home Diane Ely, 411 W. Main St. Chilton, WI 53014.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice, Stay at HomeCare, Home Helpers, Synergy HomeCare, and a very special caretaker, Margie, for their excellent care and superior service.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2021.
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January 24, 2021
May God Bless Kim, Joelle, Shannon & Family in this time of sorrow. Diane was a wonderful co-worker & friend. We had great times together & being Elvis & Traditional Country Music Fans, we shared stories & mementos. We'd send each other Christmas cards every year, but the the last 2 yrs I never heard from Diane. I was shocked to know she had passed & with ALS, just like my dad. Diane may you R.I.P. Godspeed, You will be Loved & Missed, Till We Meet Again! Patty
Patty Kilishek
January 23, 2021
Shannon, I am so sorry for your loss. May your loving memories bring you comfort.
Dar DeBruin-Hein
January 23, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tim Hansen
January 21, 2021
Kim, Joelle and Shannon,
Gary and I are thinking of you at this time and sending hugs and prayers. May your mom Rest In Peace with no pain.
Gary and Kay Laeyendecker
January 21, 2021
Dear Shannon and Family.....sincere condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother.
Jeff and Linda Mueller
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