Diane M Ely
May 16, 1948 - Jan. 20, 2021
Stockbridge, WI
Diane M Ely
Stockbridge, WI

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.

Although the visitation and service are reserved to family members, those who wish to hear some of Diane's favorite music during the visitation starting at 10:00am on Monday, or to watch a live stream of the service on Monday starting at 11:00am, or to view flowers given, click HERE. There will also be an archived video to be watched in the future.  
I will always smile whenever I think of you. You were such a kind and genuine soul.

Todd Schoen (Nephew) - Jan. 26, 2021

Kim, Joelle and Shannon and families.
Wishing all of you peace, wonderful memories, hugs and prayers.
Barb and Clarence

Barbara weller (Friend) - Jan. 25, 2021

She was such a wonderful kind & thoughtful person.I remember seeing her at the nursing home taking such tender care of her Mom Lula who was also a sweetheart.May the Lord give you all comfort in the days ahead ??

Suzi Bowe - Jan. 25, 2021

You will forever be my second mom. I love you.

Jill Davis (Niece) - Jan. 25, 2021

I remember meeting Diane at Josh's grad party. I know how important family was and how much she loved all of you. I feel I got to know her through working with Shan. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you

Anne Miller (friend) - Jan. 24, 2021

What a warm and compassionate woman. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Our sympathy.
Pat Winkler Van Den Heuvel

Pat Winkler Van Den Heuvel (friend) - Jan. 23, 2021

Have enjoyed getting to know Diane through our conversations. Will miss our talks greatly.

Chris & Joe McMahon (Neighbor) - Jan. 23, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Diane at Thiel's and she was the best, absolutely beautiful inside and out. Always loved seeing her after I left Thiel's. My sympathies, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy Marx (Coworker/Friend) - Jan. 23, 2021

A wonderful woman and a great friend. Rest in peace, Diane!

Mary Muellenbach (friend) - Jan. 22, 2021

Kim, Joelle and Shannon - My sympathies to you and yours. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember and celebrate Mom.

Sheri Murphy (Friend of Kim) - Jan. 21, 2021

My prayers are with you in your loss. You're mother was a fine lady and she will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Dave Powell (Friend) - Jan. 21, 2021

Diane always greeted me warmest and her beautiful smile. ??????

Joan Howe (Friendof Joelle and family) - Jan. 21, 2021

Sorry to hear of Dianes passing. She was a sweet lady always with a smile on her face. My wife worked with her at Thiel's many years ago. She always sent a card at Christmas since we moved here 34 years ago, even this year. She will surely be missed by everyone she touched.

Francis Schneider (neighbor up the road) - Jan. 21, 2021

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