Diana (Wilber) Wasielewski, 76, Pulaski, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, January 12, 2021. The daughter of Marvin and Evelyn (Olson) Wilber, the foster daughter to George and Ellen (Geano) VanCalster, was born on July 9, 1944. On May 20, 1961, Diana married Philip Wasielewski at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. They were married for 58 years. Diana worked for Carver Boat, Oneida Casino and Menominee Casino for many years. Diana also was an EMT for the Pulaski Tri County Rescue and Menominee Tribal Rescue and was very proud that she was able to help those in need. Diana and Philip operated their “Little Beef and Pig Farm” in Pulaski.
Diana loved to watch scary movies, had a great love for doing tribal beadwork on leather, and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She loved to play softball with her girls when they were young and enjoyed every moment she could with her grandkids and great grandkids. Diana loved to cook big meals for her family and was well known for making Indian fry bread, cream puffs, and Barbie angel food birthday cakes for her daughters. She loved to spend evenings playing bingo with Philip and family. Diana was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.
Survivors include her six daughters: Annette (Jack) Van Lannen, Pulaski, Theresa (Brad) Stewart, Kansas City, MO, Nancy (Randy) Mathew, Cecil, Laurie Wasielewski, Pulaski, Wendy Swiecichowski, Crivitz, Lynda (Mike) Pigeon, Suamico; 13 grandchildren: Amanda, Stacey, and Melissa (Adam); Kaleigh (Desmond) and Kristen (JD); Natalea (Beau) and Miranda; Cody (Meagan); Whitley, Wesley, Wiley, Willey, and Waverley; 10 great grandchildren (soon to be eleven): Leslie and Colton; Eliana and Jayden; Sienna and Lane; Bryker, Emilia, Wyatt, and Madelyn; four brothers: Rev. Marvin (Debbie) Wilber Jr., Hayward, Clifford (Marjoel) Wilber, Keshena, Kevin (Nat) Wilber, Albuquerque, NM, Keith Wilber, Shawano; three sisters: Rosella Coopman, Waverly, KS, Delia Basina, Keshena, Irene Dickenson, Keshena; Philip’s family; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and foster parents, Diana was preceded in death by her husband, Philip, in 2019; one brother, Merlin Wilber, Sr., Keshena; two sisters: Lorena Thoms, Keshena and Valeria Fuller, Wausaukee; four brothers-in-law: Richard Coopman, Waverly, KS, Marlin Basina, Keshena, Dennison Dickenson, Keshena, and Richard Fuller, Wausaukee; one sister-in-law, Agnes “Speedy” Wilber and two foster sisters: Lucille and Betty. Diana was also preceded in death by Philip’s parents, Joseph and Regina Wasielewski and his sister, Barbara Schwiner and brother –in-law, Ken Schwiner.
Guests will be required to properly wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines. Friends are invited to gather with the family from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 119 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at the church, Fr. James Gannon, O.F.M. presiding.
The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the parish Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Assumption-BVM-St-Stanislaus-St-Casimir-Parish-Family-89119956934
The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Country Villa Assisted Living in Pulaski, especially Holly Yurek and Director, Melissa, and to the team at Bellin, 2nd Floor Cardiac ICU for all the care they gave Mom while she was there.
Since it might not be possible to be with the family in person, you are welcome to send any cards of condolence to the funeral home (make sure you put the family’s name on the outside envelope and your return address) and we will forward your cards and messages to the Wasielewski family.
Marnocha Funeral Home P.O. Box 356 Pulaski, WI 54162