Diane Lynn Dale, age 68, of Alma, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Pepin Health and Rehab in Pepin, WI
She was born on January 25, 1948 at Winona General Hospital, a daughter of the late Charley and Iva (Giertz) Brownell.
Diane attended Hicks Valley Grade School in Pepin. She and her family relocated to Sparta, WI where she attended and graduated from Sparta Senior High School with the Class of 1966.
On November 27, 1971 Diane was united in marriage to Joe Dale at Dr. Martin Luther Church in Buffalo City. To this union, one daughter, Jenny Dale was born. Diane and her husband then moved to the Dale family homestead in Spring Creek (rural Alma) where they spent their days enjoying the outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking through the woods or cutting wood, but where Diane was most happy would be tending to her beautiful flower bed.
Diane will be remembered by the guys in the “hunting group” as a very accomplished deer hunter, even showing them up a time or two by slaying the biggest buck.
Her biggest and most pleasurable moments of her life were the times she spent and memories made with her husband and daughter with the past 14 years being the best grandma in the world to her two precious grandsons. She enjoyed attending sporting events, band concerts and other school functions as much as she was able.
Diane will be sadly missed but always in the hearts of her husband of the past 44 years, Joe Dale, of Alma; her daughter and son in law, Jenny and Steve Ehlenfeldt of Buffalo City; her two precious grandsons, Noah and Joshua of Buffalo City; her brothers, Gene (Judy) Brownell of Buffalo City, Ronnie (Rheta) Brownell of Pepin, Robert (Susie) Brownell of Norwalk, WI; sister, Donna (Al) Halling of Buffalo City; her aunt, Barb (Bob) Helwig of Buffalo City; brothers in law, Roger (Priscilla) Dale of TX, David (Kathy) of NV and Charlie Krantz of Milwaukee; sister in law, Julie Messersmith of CA; also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Diane in death were her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel.
Burial will follow at Alma Memorial Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the hour of the service all at the funeral home.
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