Diane Lee (Schoffstall) Wiedemann, also known as Bitty to her beloved aunts, uncles and cousins, joined her heavenly family on January 27, 2022.
Diane was born on November 16, 1944 in Harrisburg, PA, Diane and her husband, Mark, moved to Tiffin, OH in 2016 to live with their son, Andrew, and his family.
Diane was preceded in death by her father, Bill Schoffstall and sister, Gail.
She is survived by her husband, Mark; three children, John Jr. (Angel), Leanne (Lee) and Andrew (Donna); eight grandchildren, John III, Colin, Marissa, Sydney, Alec, Aubrey, Delaney and Kayleigh; one great grandson, Landon. Diane is also survived by her mother, Grace (Mullin) Schoffstall and siblings, Carol, David, Rick, Jan, Scott and Lisa.
She graduated from Central Dauphin High School class of 1962. Diane previously worked for Pomeroy’s department store, Nationwide Insurance, Tupperware as a manager, bank teller at Hamilton Bank, library technician with the Dauphin County Library System and at Harrisburg Area Community College. She would say, though, that her best job was working as the jewelry department manager at Woolco, where she met the love of her life, Mark, who worked in the shoe department.
Diane was a very active member of the Penbrook Church of God (PCOG) in Penbrook, PA, where she served several terms on the Administrative Council; the Penbrook Civic club and at Christ Church of Tiffin in Tiffin. She began a prayer shawl ministry at PCOG, which she then started in the Tiffin church.
Diane enjoyed going camping with family and friends, crocheting and she was a voracious reader and an ice cream aficionado. She was also an avid dog lover, rescuing Lucky and Nikki and adopting a third dog, Benji. As a classically trained pianist, Diane was often sought after to play for Christmas gatherings and she taught private piano lessons for many years. She once played the calliope on the Delta Queen river boat during an anniversary trip with Mark and even had a brief stint as a keyboardist in a rock and roll band with John Jr. But her most joyous role was being a matriarch of her loving family.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., at Christ Church of Tiffin, OH on Saturday, February 5, 2022 with visitation for family and friends from 10:00 a.m., until the time of the service with a meal to follow all at church. A second celebration of life will be held for friends and family in the Harrisburg, PA area at a time to be determined later. The Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin is assisting the family with their arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to your local humane society, library, or Cycling Without Age Seneca County, 2518 S. SR 231, Tiffin, OH 44883.