It is with a heavy heart and, yet, a small smile that I, Ray Diehl, loving husband, wishes to announce the passing of his wife, Louise Vera Curtis Diehl (a.k.a. Aunt Wezzie) from her earthly home, on this 5th day of June 2019.
It's been a terrific 50 years and I so much cherish the companionship, the love and laughter and the joys we shared. I have always been impressed by your accomplishments and your skills, demonstrated through your careers as a Visual Merchandise Specialist, Painter, Artist, Interior Designer, Author and entrepreneurial successes operating your companies; Bricks N' Sticks and Rekindled.
I know you will be missed greatly by all--including extended family, friends, former co-workers and employers, acquaintances and many customers you have interacted with through the years. So many people have shared how they appreciate their Louise-created one of a kind art pieces, or how your focus on them as a customer made a difference, and how much they enjoyed knowing you.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Kendal and Marcellene (Weaver) Curtis, her parents in-law, Raymond and Jean Diehl, and her beloved friend and brother, Tom and his son, Justin, as well as her Great Nephew, Mateo Leos.
Louise came into the world on July 23, 1951, in Hastings, Michigan. She is survived by her sister and two brothers, as well as brother and sister in-laws. She has been treasured "Aunt Wezzie" and a constant resource for all her many nieces and nephews, and their precious children, as well. Aunt Wezzie's relationship with her Great Niece, Lainie Tuitman, has been endearing, as these two share many interests and talents and have shared many adventures and projects since Lainie was very little.
Louise’s creative being and artistic talents were natural gifts and she recognized her gifts as God-given The best of Louise's life has been spent proclaiming her thankfulness to her Lord and Savior for all that she was, and Louise is enjoying her walk with Him today.