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Dianne “Dee-Dee” Look, 67, will be dearly missed by family, friends, and community members. She saw hundreds of people every day as manager at the Rothschild branch of Marathon Savings Bank. She had a smile and kind words for everyone. There wasn’t a single person she met that didn’t love her.

She will be missed most by her family: her husband, Bob; her daughter, Christy Bleu (Schlosser), and her children, Jordan Bleu and Jacob and Savanna Schlosser; her son, Chuck Mientke; Her parents Norman (deceased) and Patricia Renaud; her brothers, George and Tony and their families; Her sister, Denise “Pete” Preston and her family; her previous husband, Calvin Mientke and his family, and of course, her fuzzy kids, Augustus and Louie.
Dianne was an avid gardener, an animal lover, and an artist. Her jewelry brought joy to many and raised money for the American Cancer Society.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

On the morning of her death her daughter received the last text Dianne sent. “One door in your life is closed. You have an unlimited number of new doors to go through now and God is standing behind every one of them. Start opening doors and see what he has in store for you!”

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  1. Melody Bombei

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Dianne and I never met, but in 2015 she reached out to my family. We live in Keota, Iowa, and are friends with Dianne’s mom Pat and sister Denise. When my dad died in 2015, Denise passed along to Dianne how hard his death was on our daughter, Danielle, and so Dianne reached out to Danielle by email on the Keota funeral home website. I was so appreciative of that gesture. One never knows who in this world is thinking of you or praying for you at any one moment. It was a good lesson for me to let people know more often that they are on my mind. If knowing Dianne is anything like knowing her Keota family, I’m not surprised when I read what a champion she was on all levels. I can’t help making the connection to the events of Easter, that she became a martyr for her friend. I know that heaven must be a great place to be at Easter. I’m so sorry for your loss and hope that soon the happy memories will ease your sadness. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. jeanne dunk

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Ours prayers go out to your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Fondly
    Kerry and Jeanne

  3. charlotte baneck

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you.

  4. Jan Gulsvig

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    You won’t know my name because we’ve never met. But for the past week you have all been on my mind and in my heart. I am so very saddened by the loss you have suffered. I hope and pray for you as you go through the healing process. Nothing could possibly prepare a person for this experience. My loving and sincere thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

  5. Steven Kratwell

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the entire family. You have been on our minds continuously. This will forever be carried in my heart.

  6. Karen Williams Baker

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Bob, I remember when you and Dee met. You made such a great couple. Big, burly Bob and little tiny Dee. I had never see you so happy. I have many great memories of the two of you throughout the years and am so very thankful Scott and I were able to see you both this past fall. Very thankful. Please know that I am here for you whenever you need a friend. We’ll definitely be seeing you in Madison for this upcoming hockey season. She loved you so much Bob. You were her knight in shining armor. Please take care of yourself and the furbabies. I love you and will see you soon.
    Karen

  7. Tom Ketchum

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I wanted to express our condolences to you in person but I have been stricken with the virus thing which surfaced in this area.

    I wanted to express the sorrow we feel for you and your family. I never got the opportunity to meet Diane but from what I have read and heard from others she was a great lady and will be missed by many.

    You and your famil are in our prayers. Take care.

  8. Tom & Ginnie Hanley Kansas City

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Bob, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dee-Dee. I remember meeting her at the Arrow a time or two or three. I hope someday you are able to come to this page and read the wonderful things that are being said about her. The last time you and I saw each other / spoke was at Bob’s memorial. Sometimes there are no answers, only questions. I wish you peace my friend as well as to your family and the community where Dianne was known and loved by so many, many people.

  9. Roger and Ann Esker

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Our condolences to Dianne’s family. We are long-time customers of the Rothschild branch of Marathon Savings Bank. Dianne was the person we went to for extra help with ours and extra family accounts,. She always had a smile on her face and time for whatever problem you had. She will truly be missed by many.

  10. Dale and Lisa Tatro

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Bob so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family stay strong my friend .

  11. Elizabeth

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness felt. I consider it a privilege to have known Diane. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Wishing you peace.
    E. Miles

  12. Cindi Carter

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    The Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution send their deepest sympathy.

  13. LeAnn

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Sending my deepest condolences. I worked with Dee Dee about 25 years ago and she was a wonderful lady! My prayers are with you all during your time of grief.

  14. Jean Ross

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I only spoke to Dianne on a couple of occasions, but my heart is heavy with the loss that I know her family and friends all must bear. May God be with you all at this very hard time, and peace be yours eventually ~

  15. Andrew Plath

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    May the Lord bless your family. May they be assured that you are at peace with Him in Heaven. May they be assured that peace and justice will prevail and no life was ever taken in vain. May your family be assured that there still is a loving Father in Heaven.

  16. Pastor Keane Foster, Athens, WI

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    At times like this we find our strength in God and one another.
    So so sorry for your loss.
    Pastor Keane, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Wausau

  17. Sister Sharee SSM

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Know my prayers are with you at this tragic time. May you feel the presence of Diane as she smiles from heaven on all. May you come to know peace

  18. Mary Gausmann Jobs

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Dee was a good friend in high school and shared a love of the Beatles with 3 of us. We each took a Beatle name and she was GEORGE. She was fun to be with and in the last few days, more memories of her are coming back. My sympathy goes out to her family members.

  19. Bruce Flora

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I always looked forward going to the bank seeing Diane. Going through the drive thru with a excited dog knowing he would get a treat. Diane would always be fun to talk to. My son and granddaughter would be in the drive thru and she would talk them into coming inside so Diane could see Emmy. One day after a snowstorm a customer hit the enter sign by the drive thru. Diane knew I was the guy that took care of fixing it. She was so worried about the cost for the person that hit it and asked me to do the best I could to keep the cost down. I did go inside occasionally when I had too many things to accomplish and Diane was ready to help. I am so sad now and just wanted her family know she touched our life’s.

  20. Denise Stelmacher

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Sudden loss of a loved one is so very difficult to bear. Praying for peace and God’s love for your family.

  21. Joanne

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I’m so gonna miss Dianne, she was full of smiles, loved to talk & very helpfu!!! To the family: I hope u can get thru this, just know she’s in gods care, and she’s a beautiful angel, watching over you…

  22. Raeann

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I love you Dianne!!. You will always be remembered! I will continue to pray for your family. Thank you for all you did for my Mom through her battle with cancer. You will be missed!

  23. Julie Miller-O'Neal

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I just wanted to let you all know Dianne will be missed. Everyone who met loved her. My family have been at the bank for years, Dianne always took time to listen, she truly cared about everyone we all love her. My prayers with you and your family.

  24. Larry Carta

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    My deepest condolences to Bob and his family.

  25. Kathie (Boo) Sullivan

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Bob,
    Words cannot even begin to express how my heart is breaking for you. No one should have to lose the love of their life this way. You have so many friends and family who love and care for you; Please let them help you through this horrible tragedy. Bob, we are all praying for you and know Dianne is now in God’s kingdom. No one can ever harm her again and she’ll be watching over you every minute of every day. May your wonderful memories of your time together help comfort all of your tomorrows.

  26. Jessica

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Prayers in Jesus name

  27. Susan Lukensmeyer-Hartman

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Dianne had a great smile and always a wonderful welcome whenever we walked into the bank. She will be greatly missed.

  28. Jenny Tegart

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    We shall miss her smiling face when we come into the bank. She was a lovely kind woman. Blessings and comfort in your sorrow. Nigel and Jenny.

  29. Malee Thao

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Sending our love to you, Dee Dee! I have never met you but you sound like a wonderful and loving person that anyone would have loved to encounter with. You will be dearly missed as you become the beautiful angel that God had waited for. Stay strong and God bless to the loving family that she had been parted from.

    From: The Thao Family

  30. Mike & Marilyn Foley

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Peace & Love to All the Family. . .May ALL Your Warm Memories Sustain You.
    A tragic loss to All !!!

  31. Debra Clay

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one.

  32. Helen P Besiada

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    It won’t be the same going into the bank without Dianne. She was my banker and was such a sweet, friendly person. My condolences to her family and coworkers.

  33. Karla Lodholz

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Words can’t express the sadness that this brings. Diane was beautiful inside and out. She was always smiling and would do anything for people. I had the pleasure of meeting Bob and Dianne when I first started my career in the non-profit sector. I’m forever thankful and blessed to have known her. Bob we are here for you and would do anything fir you because we love you and that’s what Dianne would want. Hugs my friend.

  34. Aggie Smazal

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your tragic loss . Bless you and your family.

  35. Jackie Albers

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I don’t know you or DeeDee but am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that others are praying for you and keeping you close in their hearts. With sincere sorrow, Clark and Jackie Albers

  36. Amy Rucks-Faust

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to all of Dianne’s family and friends. Dianne always greeted me by my name and asked how I was every time I went to the bank. I will miss her smiling face and kind personality.
    My thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Amy Rucks-Faust

  37. Donn Lee Steuck

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Bob and family please accept my sincere condolences. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May Diane rest in peace in the arms of our loving Savior.

  38. Frances Foley

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    My deepest condolences on your tragic loss. My prayers are with you in your time of grief.

  39. Stacy pukall

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Thoughts and prayers sent out to all the family and friends so sorry for your loss I used to work with christy my heart aches for you all

  40. Barbara Hogue

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I didn’t know Dianne, but sending my deepest condolences to her family and the other families involved in this horrific event.

  41. Anita Norton-Heil

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Condolences to the entire family and close friends, such a tragic loss to our community. God speed Diane

  42. Chris Meyer

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I knew Dianne from the bank and she always had a smile and hello no matter how busy. Deepest sympathies to her family and friends. May God’s peace and strength guide you.

  43. Tanya and Scott Gehrig

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I never had the pleasure of meeting Dianne but she sounds like a wonderful person. May God’s healing presence give you peace during these difficult days.

  44. Sandy Hagenbucher

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Rest In Peace my sweet neighbor. I will keep an eye on Bob and Gusy for you. Your smile will be missed. ❤

  45. Customer

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I only knew Dianne from the bank. However, I remember many conversations with her. She was a wonderful, sweet woman. May she find the wonderful peace that we are promised as she is one that certainly deserves it. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

  46. Christina Barlament

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Condolences to the family. Dee was a wonderful person. Praying for your family.

  47. Bonnie Tabaka

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I can’t imagine walking into marathon savings and loan and not seeing Diane’s smiling face …Diane and her son knew my 3 children and when I was there she always asked to see pictures of then an my grandchildren. ..we talked on and on…my heart aches for your family and friends. .God Bless..

  48. Pam Brown

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Bob and Family,
    My deepest sympathy during this tragic and heartbreaking time. Dianne was such a sweet person and friend to many. She will be sadly missed. We now have a new Angel to watch over us. Bless you and your family now and forever.

  49. Paulette Woodward-Rucks

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    To Diane’s family, she was one of the sweetest people I have ever met, she was my banker but also a friend, every time I went to the bank, she had the biggest smile and always a kind word, I thought of her as a friend, she will be missed. May God Bless her family and know you have an angel looking our for her. Sincerely, John & Paulette Woodward Rucks.

  50. Dorothy Wise

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    Robert and Family,
    Robert, as a former employee at WDEZ Radio, and working with you I recall when you informed me you met a girl of your dreams and her name was Dee Dee. You were lit up like a Christmas Tree and was so very happy. You got married to this special gal and your life began….. You were a great couple, Dee Dee always smiling!!!
    As a friend, my husband Nelson and I would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family for your tragic loss. Dee Dee is in god’s hands now and is looking down at all of you with open arms. Your love for her will never part, be strong Robert and remember the precious memories she gave to you and your children…will always be remembered………..
    So very sorry for you tragic loss Robert,
    Love, Nelson and Dorothy Wise
    Wausau, WI

  51. Sally Driscoll

    03/24/2017 at 12:39 pm

    I am heartbroken by the tragic loss of my friend and coworker. May God heal the hearts and souls of all who will miss this amazing woman. She truly loved her family and customers. Godspeed dear friend.