Diane M. Knutson, 63

Diane M. Knutson (nee Becker), age 63, passed away on Dec. 12, 2013, at Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa. She was born on Aug. 12, 1950, to the late Allen and Mary (nee Suckow) Becker. She graduated from West Bend High School Class of 68 and earned her bachelor of science degree from UW-Stevens Point in 1972. She retired as the Job Service District Director for the Department of Workforce Development for the State of Wisconsin for 34 years. Diane was the past President of Kiwanis Early Risers in Waukesha.

She enjoyed attending her sons sporting events and playing the piano. She always put others before herself and had a smile and compassion that made her easy to love. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Mason.

Diane is survived by her loving husband, Chris Faulhaber; sons, Michael (Ashley) Knutson and Jason Knutson; stepchildren Julie (Steve Bossert) Faulhaber and Chris Faulhaber III; and grandson Mason. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at noon at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (1350 Highway 175, Hubertus, WI 53033) with the Rev. Jay Thorson presiding. The visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Froedtert Hospital Cancer Foundation or Zilber Family Hospice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff members of Zilber Hospice for their compassionate care. The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262) 338-2050/ www.phillipfuneral