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Diane Butler

June 8, 1954 - December 4, 2020
Krause Funeral Home Milwaukee
9000 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Tuesday 12/15, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Krause Funeral Home Milwaukee
9000 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Tuesday 12/15, 11:00 am
Graceland Cemetery
6401 North 43rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53209

Diane Butler, née GARDNER; was born on June 8, 1954, to the union of Robert and Mary L. Gardner in Memphis, Tennessee. Diane’s parents relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the mid-1960s. Diane accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and was baptized at Greater Galilee Baptist Church in Milwaukee. Diane received her formalContinue Reading

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Carmen left a message on January 18, 2021:
Mom, why you? I can’t believe this... you were planning for the holidays, Katie’s college graduation, and so much more. I want to wake up from this nightmare, but I’m trapped. My heart is broken. My spirit is broken because I love you. You didn’t deserve this mom and you’re more than a Covid19 number. You were our rock, our big/little Momma, our dance teacher, my typing teacher, my chief, my friend, and the tour guide for life. You taught us about spirituality, how to pray, and now you have to teach me how to go on.
Linda Martin left a message on December 18, 2020:
May God give you strength in this time as you lay your mom to rest, and in the coming days ahead.
Briana Colburn left a message on December 15, 2020:
Sending my condolences to the family and letting you know she was SO LOVE by the Colburn Family and she will forever be in ours ❤️ N I know My Daddy Jeffery has her in his presence right now with much LOVE ❤️
Angelique Marie Pettigrew left a message on December 15, 2020:
My sincere condolences to the family. I will continue to pray for strength, peace and comfort for the family. Someone so special as Ms. Diane shall never be forgotten. May her soul rest in peace.
Mercedez Cross left a message on December 15, 2020:
Rest well beautiful. We love you from here to paradise.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
CHERYL COOK left a message on December 15, 2020:
To my Sistha Lavern We will keep you & your family uplifted in prayer. You know we are a phone call away. Love you, Ocie & Cheryl
Kimbetly left a message on December 14, 2020:
So sorry for great loss of your mother.may jeohovah be with the entire family at this time.
Christina Kelley jorden left a message on December 14, 2020:
I love you with all my heart and soul auntie you mean so much to our family you were the glue that put all the pieces together. I could never repay you for everything you’ve done. I know it’s harder for you then us to say good bye I love u auntie
Tonya Putman left a message on December 14, 2020:
With a heavy heart I give my condolences to my auntie Diane (yes she was still my auntie though her nephew Darnell Putman was no longer married at the time of her death). and to the host of other family members. I was married into the family in June, 1998 and Diane was one of the ones who always had open arms towards me. She told it like it was and didn’t sugar coat nothing!! But, auntie Diane had a kind; compassionate side as well. The last time I seen auntie was in September 2019 at Walmart and she said: “why haven’t you came to see me”? Don’t nobody care about Pookie, you will always be my niece! . It is with regret that I never made that visit and if I had of known she would be with us that long; I promise you I would have. This has taught me that you’ll never know when the last time you’ll see a person so, if a request is made.. take heed to it. My heart felt prayers to: Lenore(Red), Carmen and William, trust and believe auntie Diane is not far, she’ll always be with you in spirit. I love you all. Tonya, Emani, Deon and Darnell Putman Jr.❤️❤️
Jerome Avery Sr left a message on December 12, 2020:
Love each other before your time runs out. No matter what the situation is show each other love because we do not know the day the time of the hour . We have lost too many people in the last few years. I will miss you each and every day love you too the moon and back. ✌✌
Verneva left a message on December 11, 2020:
RIH!!! Aunt Diane.
Shemica Bates left a message on December 11, 2020:
I will always be her baby girl
Diane Strawder left a message on December 11, 2020:
My deepest condolences to my extended family love u all my prayers are with u all. I can hear saying Diane Strawder somebody's daughter every time she see me no matter where we at the doctor office Walmart wherever
Diane Strawder left a message on December 11, 2020:
In memory of Diane Butler, Diane Strawder lit a candle
Ms. Anita D. Hoskins left a message on December 11, 2020:
I’m Praying that God gives Diane Family (especially her children and grandchildren), and her Friends the Strength and Comfort they need to get through this Difficult Time. I already miss you coming to my job yelling “Sis in Law I’ll be back so don’t leave” RIHP and Fly among the Angels Diane♥️♥️
lenoregardnee left a message on December 10, 2020:
I love mom.miss u rip
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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