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Diane Welbes

02/25/1948 - 09/03/2018

Diane Welbes, age 70, of Winneconne, died Monday, September 3, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. She was born February 25, 1948, in Neenah to Robert and Marian (Kruse) VanOudenhoven. On September 14, 1968, Diane married John Welbes and they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in a week. Diane loved and adored her children and grandchildren and liked spending time with her many special friends. She enjoyed gardening and her dogs.
Diane is survived by her husband, John Welbes; two sons and their families: Shane (Erika) Welbes, and their children, Colin, Phoenix, and Brody; Jesse (Brian Benkoske) Welbes; two brothers and a sister, Steve (Sally) VanOudenhoven, John VanOudenhoven (special friend, Sue); Patricia (Mark) Kadlec; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding Diane in death were her parents.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. There will be no service held.
Diane's family wishes to thank the Winneconne/Poygan First Responders and the Oshkosh Fire Department Paramedics for all of their efforts.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.

Patricia Kadlec wrote on September 6, 2018
My big sister, my first best friend. She had always been there for me through all of life's milestones, showing love and support as only she could. We shared so many of life's events together. She enthusiastically helped with the raising of my family with fun and common sense and lots of laughter. She truly did have the best sense of humor of anyone I've ever known. I'm fortunate to have had her for a sister. I will miss not ever hearing her laugh again, but I know she is at peace. All my love, Pat

Jim Smith (Breezz) wrote on September 5, 2018
John and Family, I am very sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest sympathy. I remember Diane from my 7th grade Band class in the basement of the old Kimberly Junior High School(Neenah). She always had a beautiful smile on her face. I am sure she will be missed by all that knew her.

Mary Kent wrote on September 4, 2018
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God help you through this very difficult time.