Diane Siewert


Diane Siewert, 75, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, following a short, but aggressive illness. She was born November 14, 1947, to Doris Labertew and Donald (Duke) Robbins in Wheatland. She graduated from Wheatland High School in 1966, and Wright Beauty Academy in Cheyenne in 1968. On March 22, 1969, she married Gary Siewert at First Methodist Church in Wheatland. They lived in Cheyenne until Gary’s service in the United States Air Force was completed. Early in 1970, they moved to Wausau, WI where they raised two children, Lisa and Jason. Diane loved sports, especially baseball. She was a Green Bay Packer fan through thick and thin. She loved the Milwaukee Brewers, keeping close track of their record each season, rarely missing a game. She enjoyed arts and crafts, old movies, sewing, family dinners and many Saturday evening shopping trips with Lisa. Diane was a great wife, mom and grandma, and she will be missed and remembered every day. Some of her favorite times were spent with her three grandchildren that she was so proud of. She always had time to read, color and play games with them. She spent summers at baseball games as Ryan grew up and loved to watch him play. She loved the holidays and always enjoyed having the family together to share a meal, whether it was a holiday feast, a routine dinner or a cookout. The time together and the people around the table were what mattered most.  

Diane is survived by her husband of 54 years, Gary, daughter, Lisa (Mark) Rasmussen, son, Dr Jason (Lisa) Siewert, and grandchildren, Ryan Rasmussen, Violet Siewert and Calvin Siewert, all of Wausau, her mother, Doris Labertew and sisters, Suzanne (Jack) Carey and Barb Moody of Wheatland, Wyoming, Stepsisters, Judy Patek, Port O Connor, Texas and Connie Young of Deport, Texas and nine nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Duke Robbins, and stepfather, who was a great Dad, John W. Labertew.  

At Diane’s request, a funeral will not be held. Instead, a small family gathering will be scheduled at a later date to celebrate her life. The family would like to extend their thanks to the great nursing and hospice care staff at Aspirus Wausau Hospital who provided great care and comfort for her final weeks. Their compassion, kindness and smiles made all the difference during some difficult days.