Diane J. Breitzman, December 11, 1936 - April 15, 2018

Diane J. Breitzman
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Diane Breitzman, 81 of Menomonie, WI,  formerly of Eau Claire, WI,  passed away April 15, 2018, surrounded by family at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Red Cedar. 

She was born Dec. 11, 1936 in Chippewa Falls, WI,  the oldest daughter of Stewart and Leona (Bowe) Ayers.  She attended school in Chippewa Falls, graduating in 1954.  She worked at the State of WI Tax Offices where she met and later married Gerald Breitzman on 10/31/1959.  Following their marriage,  she lived in Eau Claire.  She also worked at the Co-op as a clerk for several years.  She enjoyed gardening, many crafts including stamping, making cards, and crocheting.  She was also an avid bowler.  She worked with both the Women's State and Junior bowling tournaments.       

Diane was preceded in death by her husband Gerald, her parents Stewart and Leona Bowe Ayers,  brother David and sister-in-law Kathy. Survivors include three children James (Julie LaPoint) of Columbus, WI,  Julie (Steve Sweeney) of Menomonie, and Paul of Stanley.  Two granddaughters Stephanie of Minneapolis and Alexandra (Ian Steen) of Beaver Dam, sisters Bette (Bob Wickman) of Prior Lake, MN, Janet Ayers of San Diego, CA, brother Alan (Julie) Ayers of Glendale, AZ, and many other nieces and nephews.     

In lieu of flowers,  gifts of money can be made in Diane's name to the American Cancer Society or the Dunn County Humane Society.     

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church located at 1712 Highland Ave.  Eau Claire, WI.  Father Don Meuret will officiate. Visitation will take place from 10 am until the time of service. Private family interment will take place at a later date in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangments.


  1. Kristie Johnson April 19, 2018

    Julie, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your brothers.

  2. Bob Breitzman April 19, 2018

    Rest in Peace Aunt Diane! My thoughts are with you Jim, Julie and Paul. Remember all the good times and smile.