Diana Oliver

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died September 17, 2019

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.

10 Tributes for “Diana Oliver

    I was so surprised and sorry to hear this news. I want to extend my sympathy to the family. I’m in Ohio right now so will not be able to attend the funeral but my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you! Sincerely Dianne Bergeon.

    Jenny and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. We had good times together in our “younger” years. I pray that she is at peace. Cherish all the happy memories of her in your heart. Love and blessings to you and your family.

    Diane ,lifelong friend and classmate with the gentle smile and love for your family will be missed by all who knew you.
    May God’s peace be with you and your family.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Eloise Pickard Moore

    Dear Jen I’m so very sorry. I will miss her. One of not only the best tenants I’ve ever had but also one of my favorite people. May she Rest In Peace. God bless you and James

    Jennifer and family,
    I was so happy I got to be with Diane at our 50th class reunion. We had such a good time and did a lot of laughing as we remembered old times. I will treasure our time we spent. My prayers and love go out to you and your family.

    So fortunate we are to have been able to spend some time with Diane the last time we made it up the UP. She always had a way of making you feel special, of making you feel valued. She cared so deeply for everyone in her extended family. She was the aunt who never forgot a birthday, never forgot a holiday or special occasion, and never forgot to tell you those funny family stories that she loved to share. She will be deeply missed.

    Greg, Julie, and Merrick Seeley

    Dearest Jenny and Family
    We were so saddened and devastated to learn of your heartbreaking loss. Your mother and I grew up together in the ole Buckeye. As children, our parents would go on many adventures together. I can recall the story of the two of us swimming in Wilsey Bay. Apparently, I was screaming that I was drowning. Your father had us under each arm and hauled us out of the water while I was crying and carrying on. This brought on a bout of hilarious laughter; therefore, it was all your father could do to just get us ashore. The years fly by; it makes us realize how short life is. Our memories of growing up together will forever be with me. We are so grateful that your mom attended our 50th high school graduation reunion celebration. May your family be comforted by God’s love in knowing that your mother will no longer have any more pain or suffering. She is now with her family and at peace. Perhaps she is even playing practical jokes. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. WITH LOVE, Patricia (Patsy) & Lester Duncan.

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