THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 17, 2020
Diana (VandenBusch) Philippi was born in Green Bay, WI on October 2, 1953. She grew up in town and graduated from West High School in 1972. She went on to earn a Retail Sales degree from NWTC. She married her husband of 40 years on May 10, 1980 and had two beloved daughters. She was a working mom with jobs most memorably at Olan Mills Portrait Studio, Muscular Dystrophy Association and King's Canvas.
Diane is survived by her husband Ron Philippi; her eldest daughter, Katie Philippi (Fiancee Andrew Pitts) of San Angelo, TX; her youngest child, Hattie Philippi; her two grandchildren, Rhea and Joseph and their father Tim. Her siblings, Carol (Ron) Lemirand of Green Bay, Clyde (Pat) VandenBusch of Troy, AL, David (Bonnie) VandenBusch of Green Bay and Cindy (William) Locke of Jackson, MI.; her dear Uncle and Aunt, Bob and Mary Phillips; her best friend, Jean Walters, whom she loved as a sister and her family. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and many cousins and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Doris (Phillips) VandenBusch; cherished grandmother, Nellie (Seabauer) Phillips; in-laws, Roland and Mary (Behnke) Philippi of Suring, WI, and ever loved pets Gypsy, Coco, Bud, Milo, Gadget and Chi-chi.
A Celebration of Diane's Life will be held on June 28, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm at Newcomer Funeral Home with a Memorial Service to follow at 4 pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is requested that all that attend wear a face covering if possible. If you do not have a mask one will be provided by the family. All monetary memorial support will go to the charity of Diane's choice.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff and residents of Green Bay Health Services, Deacon Michael Dabeck, the staff of Bellin Cancer Team and Froedtert Hospital, Compassus nurses and chaplains and the staff of Newcomer Cremations Funerals & Receptions for their friendship and care of Diane and their support to the family after.