Diane Rita Weisser, age 80 and a resident of Syracuse, passed away quietly on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 2:50 p.m. Her health had been complicated but she passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Born Diane Rita Cory on June 13, 1942 in Warsaw, Diane was the daughter of Neal P. and Arlene (Miller) Cory. She spent her formative years in Milford, graduating from Milford High School as Co-Salutatorian with the class of 1960. She was married that same year to Freddie “Fred” Weisser on October 20. The pair made their home in Milford, moving to Syracuse in 1993. They shared nearly 62 years before her Friday afternoon passing. They also shared six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and were very proud of their four children.
In addition to her love for family, Diane is also remembered for her love of music – she played the clarinet in high school and played the piano for most of her life, teaching lessons and playing for many funerals while working at Mishler Funeral Home. She also worked for The Papers, spending more than 15 years in the editorial department and 8 years as the librarian at Milford Middle School.
A former member of Bethel Church of the Brethren, she attended Bethany Church of the Brethren in New Paris for some time. She enjoyed sports, was a huge Notre Dame fan, a baseball card collector and spent many years wintering in Englewood, Florida.
In addition to her husband, Fred of Syracuse, those who survive with broken hearts include four children: Douglas (Sonya) Weisser of Milford, Gregory Weisser of Syracuse, Bradley (Lisa) Weisser of Milford and Kathleen (Larry) Erb of Syracuse; six grandchildren: Wesley (Tiffany) Weisser, Matthew Weisser, Ashley (Tyler) Johnson, Amber Miller, Kate Weisser and Luke Weisser; two great-grandchildren, Emmalyn and Gwendolyn and two siblings, Dr. David (Mary) Cory and Dennis (Pamela) Cory. She was preceded in passing by her parents.
Services are entrusted to Owen Family Funeral Home of Syracuse, 1001 South Huntington Street, Syracuse where visitation will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022 from 3 to 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Diane’s funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Randy Beer, longtime family friend, will officiate the service with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Milford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged by the family. Memorials may be given to Goshen Home Care and Hospice, 1147 Professional Drive, Goshen, IN 46526, or to Milford Public Library, 101 North Main Street, Milford, IN 46542.