Diane M. Pichelman, age 66, of Plover, formerly of Merrill, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Diane was born December 24, 1949, in Merrill, daughter of the late Norman and Leona (Baumann) Schmidt. She married Rodney Pichelman on August 3, 1968, and he preceded her in death on November 6, 2009. Diane and Rod owned and operated ‘Rod’s Wrecker Service’ in Merrill for 37 years. Diane was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill, where she had served on the Board of Stewardship and was a member of the Ladies Aid. Diane also attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stevens Point and was an office volunteer there. Diane was a former Boy Scout leader. She belonged to several knitting, quilting, and crafting clubs.
Survivors include her son, Troy (April) Pichelman, Plover; two grandchildren, Allison and Connor Pichelman; one brother, Earl (Linda) Schmidt, Merrill; two sisters, Elvera Neumann, Wausau, and Lorraine (Fritz) Stevenson, Merrill; several nieces and nephews; and her in laws, Robbin (Shirley) Pichelman, Dale Heinz, and Burl ‘Stub’ (Gail) Scantlin, all of Merrill. Besides her husband and parents, Diane is preceded in death by one brother in law, William Neumann; and three sisters in law, Darla Heinz, Paula ‘Sis’ Stickler, and Gloria ‘Squeaky’ Neumann.
The funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December, 16, 2016, at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill. The Rev. Steven Hulke will officiate. Burial will follow in Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, and again after 9:30 A.M. Friday at the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.