Dianne Louise Woodkey

DELAVAN/MADISON- Dianne Louise Woodkey, age 64, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Madison.

She was born on July 11, 1952, in Missouri, and was a long time Delavan resident. Dianne enjoyed singing, painting, writing, butterflies, hummingbirds and most especially gardening. She took such pride in establishing a 60 acre wildlife sanctuary with her beloved husband, Michael Woodkey, before he passed away in 2010.

Dianne is survived by her four sons, Alexander (Diana), with whom she proudly learned ASL to communicate, Alerdale (Katy), Alroy (Jess) and Alaric (Minji) Wimer; five grandchildren, Alton, Alyssa, Alden, Alvin and Elena Wimer; and three siblings, Earl (Dorothy) Brigham, Shauna (Ron) Ziegler and Ben (Kim) Brigham. Aside from her husband, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, David and Tim Brigham.

A memorial gathering will be held at LAKEFRONT PUB, 111 W. Whitewater St., Whitewater, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

Contributions or cards in memory of Dianne for the memorial may be sent to her son Alerdale's home: N7579 W. Lakeshore Dr. Whitewater, WI 53190.

Dianne was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be missed by all.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive

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