Diane Markgraf, 78|
Feb. 10, 1938 — Feb. 1, 2017
Diane Markgraf (nee Opitz) of Cedarburg passed while surrounded by the love of her husband and children on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the age of 78.
Diane was the middle child of Arthur and Beatrice Opitz, born on Feb.
10, 1938. She grew up in Sheboygan and attended Sheboygan South High School. She met her late husband, Robert Markgraf, and they were married on Aug. 10, 1957. They raised their children, Michael, Lynn and Steven, to be hard-working, respectful and fun-loving. Following the loss of Robert in 2004, she met Leo Zoeller and was married in 2011. She gained a loving travel partner and concert companion. She was also happy to have gained four more children to love as her own.
Diane is survived by her husband Leo, her children, Michael (Kathy), Lynn (Frank), Steven (Michelle), Joseph (Mary), Jeffrey (Janelle), Brian and Scott (Sarah). She loved spending time with her grandchildren Kristi, James, Daniel, Benjamin, Ryan, Allyson, Gregory, Chris, Ashley, Caleb, Conner, Quinn and Kira. She is also survived by her older sister, Aldona, her younger brother, Carl, and many cousins, whom she loved visiting with at Cousins Lunch once a month.
Diane was constantly on the go. She was born with a green thumb, was a wonderful cook and an avid painter, sculptor, knitter and seamstress.
She was also capable of pouring concrete house foundations, framing walls and nailing roof shingles. Diane became a huge fan of Marquette basketball and loved going to the games with Leo. She traveled all around the world, enjoying new experiences and meeting new people. While at home, she loved watching her backyard gardens teeming with birds and butterflies, and meeting with her friends to play cards and bunko. She played dominos with the ladies of the Grafton Senior Center. She volunteered to help others through Interfaith Caregivers and Meals on Wheels. She was an active member of her church, where she was part of the quilting group, helped at funeral luncheons and served on the church council.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Mueller Funeral Home, W63 N527 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg WI 53012. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Service at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedarburg.
For online condolences please visitwww.muellerfuneralhome.com.