Chelsea, Michigan

Formerly of Scottville, MI

At age 97 passed away March 24, 2019 at Silver Maples of Chelsea. She was born September 7, 1921 the daughter of Oliver and Rose (Tritten) Widing. She married Donald C. Diesing who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, David (Jane) Diesing of Chelsea, and Daryl (Marcia Rimai) Diesing of Shorewood, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Jeffrey (Rebecca) Diesing of Chelsea, James (Mitzi) Diesing of Chelsea, Jennifer (David) Behm of Howell, and Rebecca Diesing of Chicago; four great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Piper, Leighton, and Greyson Diesing, also one sister-in-law, Elaine Diesing of Manistee.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Widing, and two brothers-in-law Arnold Diesing and Arthur Diesing.

Wilma lived most her life in Scottville, where she worked for many years alongside her husband in their family business, Diesing Realty, and her husband’s auction business.  She was a long time member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she was an active member of the Women’s Guild. She was always happy to help and support charitable and community events and was known for her always positive attitude to others.  She moved to Silver Maples in Chelsea in 2009 to be close to her family. While her physical abilities ultimately failed her, she will be remembered for a never failing mind and her interest in others.

A Memorial Service will take place Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Silver Maples of Chelsea, with Pastor Kurt Uhlenbrauck officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at Silver Maples.

A brief service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scottville, MI on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Richard Miller officiating, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Wilma will be laid to rest next to her husband at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Manistee.

Memorial contributions in Wilma’s name may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scottville or St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Grass Lake.

Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home of Chelsea


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