A native of Madison Wisconsin, Diane is a twenty-five year veteran of the Ryan Funeral Homes.
She graduated from Madison East High School and attended the University of Wisconsin for two years before switching direction in career motivation. She graduated from the Milwaukee School of Mortuary Science and joined her father in the family business. She was instrumental in the progression of her younger brother Roman in joining the firm.
Diane was among the first female directors in the Madison area in funeral service. It was a natural fit for her because of her love of people. She embraces the opportunity to be of service to people in their most challenging moments.
Mother of three sons, Jonny, Ryan, and Nic, she is married to Jon Friske, owner and operator of Madison Bindery. They reside in the Waunakee area and are members of St. John's Catholic Church where Diane enjoyed being a part of the religious education for younger children there.
A lover of nature, Diane can be found walking almost anywhere. Movies are a great entertainment for herself and her husband Jon. She also loves to travel when the opportunity presents itself.