Diane Marie Wagner

March 23, 1960 - February 06, 2024


Obituary For Diane Marie Wagner

Madison – Diane “Dee” Marie Wagner, age 63, passed peacefully on February 6, 2024 at Agrace Hospice after succumbing to a rare and aggressive brain disease. She was born on March 23, 1960, in Madison, Wisconsin to parents Lavern and Lois (Borchert) Wagner.

Known for her infectious laughter and witty sense of humor, Dee spread love and joy to everyone around her including her many nieces, nephews and beloved friends. She worked for the Department of Transportation for 38 years, retiring in June of 2015. She loved watching and feeding her hummingbirds and orioles in her front window. Dee enjoyed walking and biking with her partner, Tim, as well as weekly meat raffles.

Diane is survived by her partner of 40 plus years Tim Brockmann; siblings Vern “Butch” (Linda) Wagner, Deb (Lee) Sherven, Bev (John) Scheidegger; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sharon Storkson. Her family and friends will always remember the countless gatherings where Dee was the life the of the party and we know that she will continue to cut loose, Footloose!

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CJD Foundation.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona and a celebration of life will directly follow at the 5th Quarter Bar & Grill, 161 Horizon Drive, Verona.


29 Feb

Memorial Visitation

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Ryan Funeral Homes – Verona 220 S. Enterprise Drive Verona, WI 53593 Get Directions »
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  • February 23, 2024

     "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dee. Though we didn't have the opportunity to interact frequently, I always admired her kindness and respected her presence in our workplace. Her warm and gentle demeanor made an impact, and I am truly sorry for the loss that her family, friends, and colleagues are feeling. My thoughts are with all who knew her well during this difficult time."

  • February 15, 2024

    Diane is at peace now, no more pain. She's with her Dad,Mom, and Sharon. I grew up across the road from the Wagner Family.( our extended family) Diane's smile and laughter was very contagious. Fly high beautiful angel. Love you sister❣️

  • February 13, 2024

    "God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things has passed away." (Revelation 21:3,4)

  • February 10, 2024

    My deepest sympathies to Tim and all of Diane's family. You've been a friend Waggie for almost 40 years and I can't remember a time we didn't act silly and laugh. I will truly miss you.

  • February 10, 2024

    Tim my heart goes out to you and Diane's family. I know words cannot fill that huge hurt in your heart but try to remember all the love and joy she brought to everyone around her. I am grateful to have had her in my life. My deepest sympathy. Cindy Kolb

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