Diane Marie Wentland
Passed away on October 15, 2019
WENTLAND, DIANE MARIE beloved sister and friend, passed from our presence on October 15, 2019. Diane left behind brothers Daniel (Kathy) and Scott, loving sister-in-law and dear friend, Sandra Wentland and a host of loyal friends. She is also survived by nephews, Thomas (Amanda) and Keith and grand-niece, Paige and grand-nephew, Jacob. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas (Sandra), mother, Eileen Carroll Wentlandand father, Wilbert Arthur Wentland. Diane's smile and ability to bring comfort and laughter to students and staff will be missed at Emerson School where she served as a Medical Assistant since 2013. Diane also worked as a member of the HVA team, where she served her community as a paramedic. She was a member (and sometimes teacher and leader) of The HVA Hazmat Response Team, The Technical/Confined Space Rescue Team and The HVA Bike Medic Team. One of Diane's most endearing duties at HVA was as a proud member of the HVA Honor Guard. Diane also gave invaluable support as a volunteer to The Cancer Support Community of Southeast Michigan. And, affectionately known as "The Animal Whisperer," Diane did pet-sitting for more than 36 years in the Ann Arbor Area. She had a magic touch with the dogs and cats in her care. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on November 2, 2019 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Visitation will be at 10am, service at 11am followed by a gathering of friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to The Cancer Support Community of Southeast Michigan, The Humane Society or Arbor Hospice.
- Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019
- A Gathering of Family & Friends Will Follow The Service In The Fellowship Hall Saturday, November 2, 2019
Diane Marie Wentland
Cheryl Schram, nee(Cunningham)
November 6, 2019
Just learned of the terrible loss of Diane from my cousin Kathy Clark today. Diane was my first cousin, our Mothers were Sisters.
I have not been in touch with Diane for years, but have memories of her, and her bubbly personality.
My condolences to Danny, Scott, Sandy, and families! Another heartbreak for all of you.💔
Thinking of all of you at this very sad time, and sending love and prayers.
Diane is now reunited with her loving Parents and Brother, and so many loved ones in Heaven.
Love and prayers,
Cheryl Schram,( nee Cunningham)
October 23, 2019
I met Diane on a cruise in 1997. I was alone and she took me under her wing. A great friendship developed and I visited her in Ann Arbor many times. She also came to visit me a number of times, both in the UK and in Portugal where I now live. She was always such fun, getting me doing stuff out of my comfort zone many times.
It was great being able to spend a week with her last October, although at that time I had no idea that she was ill as she said nothing about it. It came as a great shock when she mentioned the cancer for the first time early this year. I tried to call her regularly but what can you say at the end of a phone? I couldn't be there for her but I hope that she knew that I was thinking of her.
My deepest sympathy goes to her family, who I met for the first time last October, and also to David who always seemed to be there.
October 18, 2019
Watching “Animal”,(as I affectionally called her) fight this battle was inspiring, she was so tough and forward thinking. While I mourn her death, I am so glad she is no longer in pain. Diane will always hold a special place in my heart! She watched my brother and me from a young age, and our dogs, and we have many great memories with her. She was such a positive and bright light and I will miss her dearly. All my love to her family and other friends, who now have a huge hole in their hearts.