Diane B. Quirk


Nov. 15, 1937 - Nov. 30, 2012



Diane B. Quirk, a beloved wife and mother, died peacefully in her home, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the age of 75, after losing a courageous and dignified battle with breast cancer.


A Milwaukee native, she attended Washington High School, graduating in 1956. While in high school, she met the love of her life, William Daniel Quirk, and joined him in marriage in 1959.


Diane devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a devout Christian with a passion for  her community and country. As a longtime member of conservative organizations, she spent decades working tirelessly to protect family values and preserve a future for the country she loved.


She spent her free time with her husband, children and grandchildren, enjoying the company of dear friends, crafting and gardening when the season allowed.


She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Daniel Quirk; her two children, Robert William Quirk and Cheryl Lynn Graziano (husband Jim Graziano); her grandchildren, Robin Quirk Matthews (husband Jared Matthews),  Tyler Quirk, Hannah Quirk, Daniel Graziano and Matthew Graziano; her great-grandson, Jack Murphy Matthews; her sister, Kathleen Mickler; brother-in-law, Ken Wendt; and four nieces, one nephew and their families.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Anita Dallman; her brother-in-law, John Mickler; and sister-in-law, Jean Wendt.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service today, Dec. 4, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. Private  interment will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park.


In lieu of flowers,  please make memorials to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.


Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Wauwatosa is serving the family. For more information, call 414-774-5010 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.