Diane M Zahringer
Oct. 28, 1950 - Apr. 18, 2017
Hilbert, WI
Funeral Service:
Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
6:00 pm
St Mary Catholic Church
120 Davis St
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Funeral Visitation:
Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Mary Catholic Church
120 Davis St
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Diane M Zahringer
Hilbert, WI

Diane Marie Zahringer, age 66, of Hilbert, died April 18, 2017, at Thedacare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. She was born October 28, 1950, in Appleton, daughter of the late Norbert and Evelyn (Groeschl) Thiel. She married James Zahringer on April 29, 1977, at St. John Catholic Church in St. John.

Diane was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge where she was also a part of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed helping out and she was known to worry more about others than she was of herself. Helping within the church appealed to her outgoing and social personality. Friends and family remember her as easygoing and very kind-hearted.

Although Diane worked in many different fields throughout her life - from a laborer at Aluminum Specialty, to farming with James, to being a caregiver with Calumet County Homecare - none was more important than taking care of her family. She was a loving mother and adored her grandchildren with all of her heart. Diane loved being in her kitchen making sure everyone was well fed, but her specialty was making chicken and dumpling soup for her grandchildren. Aside from cooking, Diane also enjoyed cross-stitch, picking hickory nuts, and sturgeon spearing.

Survivors include her husband: James Zahringer; her children: Nicholas (Ashley) Zahringer, Jody Zahringer, and Lori Weber; her grandchildren: Leah, Chloe, and Taylor Zahringer, and Jaiden and Hunter Weber; her sisters Jeanette (Donald) Liebzeit, and Marlene (Frank) Schneider; and a brother-in-law: Bill Timm; and nieces & nephews.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Michael Zahringer; her son-in-law: Darrin Weber; and a sister: Barb Timm.

Funeral services will be at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the St. Mary Catholic Church (120 Davis St) in Stockbridge with Father Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call at the church from 1:30 pm until 5:30 pm on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Special, fun-loving- kind, joyous what a great person. Diane has taken her next "step in her new journey" of life; we will never forget the conversations & laughs that we had! She had a personality like no other, and a smile that will never be forgotten. We have great memories of your wonderful wife, mom , grandmom ~~~ and we pray in the days to come that you will build on the fantastic memories that she would want instilled in all of you! Peace be with you all.

Ken and Sherrie Schaefer (Friends) - Apr. 21, 2017

Diane, always loved your smile and your caring heart. You will be forever in my heart dear friend.

Donna Bennin (Friend of Diane) - Apr. 20, 2017

Jim and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you. I've known Diana for years, we chaperoned a few class trips together and she was the kindest woman you're ever going to know. I don't think she had a bad word for anyone, but she did give her smiles away freely. I pray you find peace and comfort in the days to come.

Kathy Kuhn - Apr. 20, 2017

I shall always remember your
Mothers love, care and concern for her kids. She was such a hardworking, loving mother who gave much and asked little.

Mary Roenz (Friend) - Apr. 20, 2017

We have been together through 53 years of true friendship. We learned so much from each other; what is really important in life. We truly loved each other and each others' families. There is a special bond there from God.

Pat & Ron Van Den Heuvel (Friends of Diane & Jim Zahringer) - Apr. 20, 2017

You will be greatly missed you were a great lady that had a heart of gold may you rest in peace good bless you

Michelle swette (Family friend) - Apr. 19, 2017

Jim and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Ecker (Cousin) - Apr. 19, 2017

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