Diane R. Nestler

Nov. 9, 1942 — Nov. 9, 2016

Diane R. NestlerDiane R. Nestler, age 74, of Oconomowoc, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, her 74th birthday.

Diane is survived by her loving husband, Michael, of 53 years; her children Susan (Michael) Thomas, Carol (Phillip) Wacker, Patti (Tony) Zingale, James Nestler (Dale Harding) and Stephen (fiancé Tara) Nestler; her grandchildren Shawn, Zachary, Sarah, George, Benjamin and Tony; her brother Jim (Bonnie) Strachota; her dear cousin Kathy (Sid) Earsley; and her beloved friend Darlene Freels.

Diane is preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Ethel Strachota and her dear friend Lil Roethke.

Diane was a loving mother and grandmother. Her family and grandchildren gave her life and allowed her to courageously fight for so many years. She was an enthusiastic people person and everyone who knew her loved her.

She loved to read and cherished the holidays, especially Christmas and Easter. She instilled in her children many holiday traditions and a love of Christ. Despite many challenges, her faith never wavered.

Services will be held at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 1001 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc, on Friday, November 18. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin or the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

A special thanks to the staff at Aurora Medical Center and Care Wisconsin for their loving care of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and friend. And especially to you, Dad, for your tender care of Mom.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.