Diane V. Lechner, 73
Sept. 9, 1942 — July 16, 2016

Diane V. Lechner, 73 Diane V. Lechner, 73, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, July 16, 2016, in West Bend.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1942. She was the special daughter of Lorraine (nee Heder) Krenn. Diane enjoyed all things sweet and soft. She loved jelly doughnuts, sunbeams and rides in the car. Diane taught those in her life what it meant to be patient and compassionate. She was a bright light in many people’s lives.

Diane is survived by her good friends, Stefan, Judy, Becky and Laurie — all who will miss her very much; her stepbrothers, Tom and Julie (guardian) Krenn of West Bend, Jim and Gail Krenn of LaFarge, and Larry and Kris Krenn of Marshall; and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the many staff members from both The Threshold where Diane attended day services until 2015 and the staff of Bridges of Wisconsin Inc. Diane lived at Bridges of Wisconsin from 2000 until the time of her death. Many wonderful and patient staff spent their days and nights trying to make her life as happy and meaningful as they possibly could. The staff loved her unconditionally for all of her unique qualities and Diane knew that. Staff most recently a part of Diane’s life included Scott and Kathy McCardell (the owners of Bridges), Karen, Janeen, Jenni, Amanda, Melanie, Kylie, Enchella, Kayla, Dianne, Cindy, Maggie, Marla, Alyssa and many others from the past 16 years. Also thank you to Dr. Holcomb, Dr. George, Randy Purcell PA and all of the nurses at Aurora for their many years of kind and patient medical care.

A very special thank you to Julie Otten, who was Diane’s “Angel on Earth.”

Thank you for giving her you compassion and unconditional love and care.

Diane is preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine Krenn; special father, Arthur “Art” Krenn; and her maternal, grandparents Lawrence and Malinda Heder.

Private services will be held. Memorials are appreciated to The Threshold (600 Rolfs Ave., West Bend, WI 53090) The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.