Dianne Muldowney Miskie

Sept. 13, 1950 - Feb. 19, 2007

Dianne Muldowney Miskie, our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, found peace Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, in Lake Geneva, with her loving family at her bedside after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. She was formerly of Waukesha.

Margaret "Dianne" was born in Highland to John C. and D. Jean (nee Breuer) Muldowney on Sept. 13, 1950. She was raised in Highland and attended one year at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she met the love of her life, Jeff Miskie. They were married in July 1981 in Waukesha, where Jeff pursued his work in telecommunications and Dianne continued her work at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. From this union a lovely daughter, Brianne, was born.

In 1995, the family moved to New Milford, Conn. While Jeff continued his work in telecommunications, Dianne volunteered at a soup kitchen and provided in-home care to the elderly. They enjoyed the New England states, day trips to the ocean and New York City. With Dianne’s charm, they made many close friends. In 2005, they moved back to Wisconsin, settling in Lake Geneva.

Dianne was a generous, loving person, giving help where she saw need and gathering many friends along life’s path. She loved her family dearly as well as her mom, dad and sisters.

She is survived by her husband Jeff; daughter, Brianne; mother, D. Jean Muldowney; sisters, Molly (Tom) Demuth and Connie (Don) Lampman; nephews, Matt (Christina) Demuth, Chris Demuth and Michael Lampman; niece, Ashley Lampman; also brothers- and sisters-in-law, numerous cousins, aunts and friends. She is missed by her beloved canine companion, J.C., and cat, Orlando.

She was preceded in death by her father, John, and sister, Maureen.

A celebration of Dianne’s life will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Steinke Funeral Home, 515 Center St., Lake Geneva. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison. Visitation with family will be held one hour prior to the service. Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer and Msgr. Kenneth Fiedler will be officiating. Internment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Madison.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to your local animal welfare society would be appreciated.

Steinke Funeral Home in Lake Geneva, 248-2320, is serving the family.

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