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Diane Noel Dean

WAUSAU, Wis. — Diane Noel Dean, 79, of Marenisco, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 19, 2020 in Wausau. Diane was born on Sept. 25, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska.

On March 18, 1961, Diane married the love of her life, Ronald Dean of Marenisco. Diane was an active member of the Ironwood Assembly of God Church, wholeheartedly serving the Lord, her family, and community until the day her Savior welcomed her home.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, listening to her daughters sing, and watching her son race. Diane was a member of the Marenisco School Board for several years, a Marenisco EMT for 14 years, and of recent, she held the title of Marenisco Township Treasurer for 16 years. 

Diane is preceded in death by her husband, Ron Dean; parents, Wesley and Gladys Noel; and brother Michael (Wes) Doyle.

She is survived by her children, Lori (Jay) Ryskey, Tammy (Paul) Menghini, Wayne (Dawn) Dean, Becky Dean, and Janet (Jacob) Heikkinen; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Bobbie (Jerry) Cogburn, and Rhea Reno; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Diane’s home, 115 Rail Street, Marenisco, MI, Saturday Sept. 26. Pastor Ortman will be officiating. Visitation will also be held at Diane’s home at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Pallbearers will be grandsons of Diane Dean.