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Dianna L. Gwiazdzienski

02/18/1953 - 12/30/2020
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Dianna L. Gwiazdzienski, of Winneconne, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning December 30, 2020, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family. She was 67 years old. On September 1, 1973, Dianna married the love of her life. She is survived by her beloved husband Roger; they were married for 47 years.

Dianna was born to Joseph and Dorothy (Knever) Rutkauskas on February 18, 1953, to a family of nine siblings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carolyn Russo; and a brother, Thomas Rutkauskas.

Dianna is also survived by her brothers, Joseph Rutkanskas, of Plymouth, WI; James Rutkauskas, of Fremont, WI; John Rutkauskas, of Oshkosh WI; and sisters, Victoria (Babe) Beilfuss, of Fremont, WI; Judy Liggett, of Greenleaf, WI; Dorothy Jo (Paul) Sadowski, of Marinette, WI; and Rosemary (Ron) Erdmann, of Fremont, WI; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In 1974 Dianna and her husband Roger moved to Chassahowitzka, FL where they co-owned the Chassahowitzka River Lodge in the Homosassa, Florida area for 6 years, along with her sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Nick. Dianna and Roger then moved to Winneconne in 1980, where they co-owned the Marble Park Lanes Bowling Alley with her brother James until retirement in 2002. For several years she oversaw the Riverside Apartment Senior Citizen Nutrition Center. Dianna was very active in the community as a volunteer and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was an accomplished artist, known for her beautiful paintings of nature, especially the Lake Poygan area.

Dianna is remembered as a loving wife, aunt and sister. Her absence is greatly felt by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Sr. Pam Biehl officiating. Burial will follow in the Wolf River Cemetery, Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, an art student scholarship is being established in Dianna’s name at Winneconne High School.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Chris Brill wrote on January 10, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. Dianna was such a great friend of my Mom. She was such a great and caring friend who really was there for Mom. She will be missed so much.

Mel Lineman and Barb Rumlow wrote on January 8, 2021
We just found out about your great loss Roger so sorry to hear hope you are doing ok

Nick & Cindy Russo wrote on January 4, 2021
Roger, Nick and I are so sorry for your loss. Dianna was a very special person and her smile lit up the room. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We are so happy that she has been part of our life.

Barbara graham Stellon wrote on January 3, 2021
Dear Roger, So sorry to hear of your loss. Now you have an angel watching over you. Prayers for you and your family.

Terri (Lee) Brauer wrote on January 3, 2021
We are sorry to hear of Dianna’s death. She was a dear friend of mom’s. Dianna’s kindness to mom and so many others will not be forgotten.

Pamela Markert wrote on January 2, 2021
Roger,. Very sorry for your loss. Here is a big hug my friend. Lots of good memories of her bowling was a great joy with u guys. Prayers and hugs to u my friend.

Mitch Lux wrote on January 1, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Dianna was a sweet sweet woman. Lots of grey times at the bowling alley. May she Rest In Peace. Mitch and Lisa Lux

Mary Harper wrote on January 1, 2021
Roger and family I am so sorry. I wouldn't be able to count the hours I spent with you two at the bowling alley. I loved being in your company and Dianna was such a good bowler and fun person to be around.

Shaney Marks wrote on December 31, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss Roger. I could always tell how much you loved her when we would talk at Plexus. Take care

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