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Diane Marie Baryenbruch

December 03, 1960 - October 01, 2022


Obituary For Diane Marie Baryenbruch

WINDSOR - Diane Marie (Davenport) Baryenbruch, age 61, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at home with her husband Kelly by her side. Diane was born to Marian and Stanley Davenport on December 3, 1960, in Madison, WI.

Diane graduated from Madison East High School in 1979 and married the love of her life and best friend, Kelly Baryenbruch, on October 14, 1989. Diane worked in childcare and the bridal industry until beginning a 34-year tenure as an Administrative Assistant at Mid-West Family Broadcasting, where her co-workers became her second family.

Diane was an avid reader, and enjoyed vacationing in Mexico, playing euchre, and decorating for and celebrating the holidays, especially Halloween, her favorite holiday.
Diane was also a wonderful hostess and along with her husband Kelly, hosted many annual get togethers for the 4th of July, Halloween, Easter, and the legendary JJO golf outing after party.
Diane's greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She had a gift with children and had a special place in her heart for each of her nieces and nephews. More than anything she loved spending time with her husband Kelly. She cherished their date nights at home, often consisting of cribbage, talking into the wee hours of the night, and lots of teasing and laughs. Diane and Kelly were rarely apart and shared a love like no other.

Diane had a heart of gold, was extremely generous, and made everyone feel like they were her favorite person in the whole world. She gave out compliments freely, making everyone feel so very special. Diane was full of life with an amazing smile that could light up a room. She had an incredibly warm, loving, and fun personality.

Diane is survived by her devoted husband, Kelly; brother, John (Karie) Davenport; sisters, Karen (Bob) Harms, and Sandra (Tom) Mork; mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Art Baryenbruch; brother-in-law, Jeff (Sheila) Baryenbruch, and sister-in-law Marybeth (Bob) Nachreiner; her beloved nieces and nephews that meant the world to her, Kristi, Michael, Kelly, Daniel, Lindsay, Jordan, Sierra, Jackson, Joshua, Jacob, Luke, Noah, Ryan, Adam, Andrew, and Rebecca; many great nieces and nephews, and her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents.

The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice for their care, especially her hospice nurse Kendra who was wonderful with Diane. Kendra’s kindness and compassion were of great comfort to Diane and the entire family.

Diane's brother and sisters would also like to express appreciation and gratitude to her husband Kelly for the exceptional care and unwavering love and devotion he gave Diane as she battled health issues over the last number of years.

A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Monday, October 10, 2022, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest. A time for prayers will be held at 1:30 PM. For further fellowship and refreshments, please join the family at 4:00 PM, Monday, October 10, 2022, at THE OAKS GOLF COURSE. 4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Windsor/DeForest Chapel
6924 Lake Road


10 Oct

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Ryan Funeral Homes - DeForest / Windsor 6924 Lake Road DeForest, WI 53532 Get Directions »
10 Oct

Prayer Service

01:30 PM - 01:45 PM

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10 Oct

Fellowship and Refreshments

04:00 PM

The Oaks Golf Course 4740 Pierceville Road Cottage Grove, WI 53527 Get Directions »
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  • 10/11/2022

    There was no one better at the job of "Director of First Impressions" than Diane. A lovely human who will be greatly missed here on Earth -Tammy Lee

  • 10/10/2022

    To Kelly and the entire family I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much Diane meant to all of you and what a bright light she was to everyone she met. There are so many wonderful things to say about Diane. She had the best heart in the entire world. Not a bad bone in her body. Always giving and loving. I loved her so much. She was truly one of my very best friends. We laughed so much together. So many memories that will keep me smiling. I love you so much Diane. I feel like I've gained a guardian angel.

  • 10/09/2022

    To the family of Diane so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Daniel R Washa

  • 10/09/2022

    We meant in our paradise resort 15 years ago in Mexico and we made sure to meet up there whenever possible. We got to see all the goodness you had to offer. You lit up the room with your smile and made everyone feel like the world was their oyster. We will miss you but we know you're in good hand once again in paradise. Until we meet again... Love Ron and Patrizia Bolton

  • 10/09/2022

    So sorry Kelly! We lost a beutiful person in and out, alot of memories and beutiful time together, Diane will be missed but forgotten and always will be with us.

  • 10/07/2022

    Kelly i'm so sorry for your Loss. Diane was such a bright light and always so eager to talk when we shot Darts against you. She was always so up beat and Happy, again My condolences Kelly. Donald Hron

  • 10/06/2022

    Our sympathy for the loss of Diane. Praying for piece and comfort for the entire family. In Loving Memory, Tim and Kim Hameister

  • 10/06/2022

    I was so lucky to have met Diane when I decided to try and shadow at a radio station. I was in school for administration and couldn't have landed a better role model. Diane was always so caring, thoughtful, funny, and giving. We lost touch after my shadowing unfortunately but Diane still stayed in my mind time and time again. I am sending so many healing thoughts to her friends, family, and all those who, like me, Diane also inspired.

  • 10/05/2022

    Diane and I were childhood friends on Barby Lane. Although our lives took different paths later on as adults, I will always remember her as a sweet, special, caring friend - beautiful inside and out! And I thought of her often as the years went on. I know Diane will be missed by so many lives she touched, but never forgotten! Sending love, sympathy and prayers to Kelly and the entire family. - Cindy Braun Hasz

  • 10/05/2022

    Diane, You were such a beautiful person...inside and out! You lit up the room when you walked into it! Our thoughts & prayers go out to Kelly and the whole family. Rest in peace...Beautiful Lady! Love, Kari & Howard and The Nelson Family

  • 10/05/2022

    So very sad and sorry for your loss. Diane was so sweet, cheerful and always a source of brightness. She was the older sister I always wished I had had! I know she will be greatly missed. Praying for your peace and comfort and many many fond memories of your beloved Diane.

  • 10/05/2022

    Words can't express the loss of such a great light. Diane and Kelly were the perfect example to all of us, openly showing their love and compassion to their friends and family. We are grateful that Diane's suffering is over and we pray for the healing to begin. We love you both. Schmelzer Paint

  • 10/04/2022

    9/20/22 Diane came out swimming out to our house it was the 3 besties, Sue, Geralyn&I and my sister Amy came out to! Diane was so happy and relaxed with cocktail in hand! Food and of course bagel dip Thank you Kelly! She got in and stated (this is so nice I'm not leaving,) perfect day, with perfect friends and family lots of laughs per usual!

  • 10/04/2022

    First time Diane met my husband John she measured his inseam for his tux! Okay okay for our wedding!

  • 10/04/2022

    My sincere condolences on the loss of a Beautiful Family member, sending you Prayers and Strength ❤️ Kathy Walsh Castegnaro ❤️

  • 10/04/2022

    I am so sorry for your loss, I am sending you prayers 🙏, love 💘 and support

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  • 10/04/2022

    So sorry for your loss. She was a great and caring person. Thoughts and prayers! Pup

  • 10/04/2022

    Certainly my pleasure to have known her. She brightened everyone's day with her smile.

  • 10/04/2022

    Diane, your smile was like sunshine. Your laugh was one of a kind. Your radiance was constant. Your spirit will live on forever in our memories and in our hearts. You left us far too soon. Godspeed. Mike Varney


  • Your Light Shines

    Cassie Campfield sent Your Light Shines for Diane Marie Baryenbruch - October 10, 2022

    Diane, we were so blessed to know you. Your light shines so bright and will continue to shine in heaven. Love you so much. Love your Wolf Hollow Neighbors - Kiefers, Campfields, Britney and Petersons

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    Garden of Memories was sent for Diane Marie Baryenbruch - October 07, 2022

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    Maria Javornik sent Loving Sentiment Bouquet for Diane Marie Baryenbruch - October 06, 2022

    With heartfelt condolences, Senan and Maria

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