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Diane F. Williams

May 28, 1947 ~ August 3, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Diane Fae Williams, 76, passed away on August 3, 2023 after her second battle with Cancer.

Diane was born on May 28, 1947 to Maribel and Owen Williams in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The oldest child in a family of five sisters and one brother. A graduate of Mukwonago Union High School in 1965, Diane went on to study political science at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh where she was active in student government. Diane later earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995. 

Diane’s passion for politics propelled her into one of her favorite jobs as an aide in the D.C. office of Senator Bob Kasten during the 1980s. She instilled a love and respect for the voting process in her children and frequently volunteered as a poll worker for elections, big and small. This past November when she was physically unable to volunteer, her son Stephan did so in her place, a tradition her children and grandchildren will continue in her memory.

Diane’s life revolved around family and faith. She was a loving mother to her 4 children and devoted grandmother, who always had her knitting needles handy to outfit and comfort her 8 grandchildren. Diane’s faith was a cornerstone of her life. She served two years as the secretary for the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC), was appointed several times as Worthy Matron in the member of the Twilight and La Belle Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, volunteered (as an ordained pastor) in the Senior Ministry with the First Congregational Church, administering communion, praying with and for seniors homebound and in nursing homes. When returning to the Mukwonago area, she served two terms on the Alice Baker Library Board.  

Diane was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her children and their partners: Amie Bresette (Brad Copenhaver) of Altamonte Springs Florida, Stephan Bresette (Molly) of Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin. David Bresette (Leah) of Stillwater Minnesota, and Robert Bresette (Julia) of McFarland Wisconsin; eight grandchildren: Mason, Robbie, Max, Lily, James, Eddy, Audrey, and June; her sisters: Connie Powers, Nancy Ryburn, Gayle (Randy) Hulsebus, and Jayne (Ken) Bjorge; her brother Bob (Lisa) Williams; many nephews and one niece.

Services will be held at the Gibson Family Funeral Home in Eagle, WI (499 Elkhorn Road, Eagle, WI 5319) on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 2:00PM. Visitation will take place from 1:00PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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August 8, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Gibson Family Funeral Home
499 Elkhorn Road
Eagle, WI 53119

Memorial Service
August 8, 2023

2:00 PM
Gibson Family Funeral Home
499 Elkhorn Road
Eagle, WI 53119


Alice Baker Memorial Library
820 E. Main Street, Eagle WI 53119
Tel: 1-262-594-2800


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