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Dianne M. Vesio August 13, 1934 - May 26, 2018

Funeral Obit

Dianne M. Vesio, 83, passed from the arms of her loving family on Earth to her loving family in heaven on Saturday, May 26th. Dianne was reunited with her beloved husband of 53 years Michael A. Vesio.

She was also preceded in death by her cherished children Carrie Schmidt (nee) Vesio, Jeffrey and Michael G. Vesio, loving companion Milton Binder, son-in-law Jim Bell and sister Norma Jean Ludwig.

She is survived by daughter, Julie Bell, son-in-law Ed Schmidt, daughters-in-law Ruth Vesio and Nanci Vesio. She was so very proud of her grandchildren Brian, Keith, Maria, Tony, David, Rebecca, Lindsay, Logan, Saveria, Brooke, and Michael, and delighted in spending time with her 8 great-grandchildren Connor, Sarina, Jeffrey, Madeline, Emily, Elise, Vincent, and Grant.  Her love was also felt by sister Sharon Ripa and many nieces and nephews.

Dianne was born in Aurora Illinois and grew up in Wheaton Illinois.  She attended Cornell College in Iowa where she met her future husband Michael.  After moves to California and Illinois, she and Mike settled in Cincinnati Ohio where she enjoyed working for the Forest Hills school district and The Kroger Co. on the executive floor.

Dianne loved to spend time gardening and “digging in the dirt” as she called it.  She loved to dance with Mike, having a particular affinity for the jitter-bug.  She had an adventurous spirit and together they traveled the world.  She enjoyed spending time at the family lake house and could often be found at the helm of a pontoon boat.  She was a party planner extraordinaire who showed her love for family and friends in every detail.

Dianne loved being social and enjoyed playing in a golf league with her friends.  She spent many hours playing cards and Yahtzee with Milt or shopping for bargains at second hand stores with her dear friend Tine.  She loved the companionship of Trouble, the cat who adopted her.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dianne’s medical team and nursing staff at Christ Hospital and Hospice of Cincinnati for their care and compassion.

Visitation: Weds. May 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Funeral service Thurs. May 31 at 11:00 am- all held at Fares J Radel Funeral Home, 5950 Kellogg Ave. Burial to follow at Mt. Moriah. In her honor please consider a donation to Cancer Family Care at www.cancerfamilycare.org



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    Karen Madsen says

    My Auntie Dianne – one of the strongest, most determined women I know. Married to one of the greatest men to ever walk this Earth – my Uncle Mike. Together they raised a wonderful family. She is now in Heaven. What a reunion that must be! Hers was a life well-lived and certainly a life to be celebrated. Bless her heart. ❤️

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