Diana L. Oliver, age 69, of Gladstone passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Diana was born March 13, 1950 in Escanaba, the daughter of Merrick and Ingrid (Pada) Seeley. She grew up in the Buckeye in Gladstone, the youngest of four kids and gradated from the Gladstone High School. She married her high school sweetheart, James Oliver on January 23, 1971. She worked at the Gladstone State Bank, Escanaba State Bank and First Bank. She also worked as the secretary at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone until her retirement.
Diana enjoyed her small family and was passionate about crafting, cooking, estate sales, spur of the moment road trips and her parakeets, Kermit and Blue.
Diana is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Dan Ayotte) Oliver of Rapid River, grandson, James “Peach” Ayotte of Rapid River, sister, Marilyn Stade of Gladstone and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Michael Oliver, parents, infant sister, Jeanette, and brother, Ken Seeley.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 23 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM with her nephew, Rev. Shawn Smith officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Rapid River Congregational Church.