Eddylou Diels

Date of Death: Mar 05, 2019
Eddylou Diels

1948 - 2019

Eddylou Mae Diels (Stenzel), 70, of Fox Lake, passed away March 5th, 2019, in the comfort of her home in Fox Lake, surrounded by her loving family and close friends.

Eddylou was born the daughter of Edward Stenzel and Bertha Ulrich on July 18th, 1948, in Beaver Dam. She graduated from Cambria Union High School in 1966. She was previously married to Ed Diels, with whom she had her 3 high energized and loving children, Billy, Kylie, and John. Many people remember Eddylou from her 20 years of employment at Shopko and the many years of ownership of The Wharf in Fox Lake. Eddylou had a strong passion for cooking and most of all, baking. Her famous homemade cheesecakes will be missed by many. Before being diagnosed with neuropathy, you could always find her crocheting her favorite things in her free time. Eddylou was an avid lover of the Milwaukee Brewers; you wouldn’t catch her missing a game. Despite her occasional sass, she had a heart of gold. She would do anything for those she loved and cared for. She was also quite the animal lover; her birds and dogs held a very special place in her heart. Eddylou loved her family. She took great pride in her grandchildren, especially her great-grandchild, Aubrianna.

Eddylou is survived by her 3 children: William Diels of Fox Lake, Kylie (Sarah) Diels of Beaver Dam, and John Diels of Randolph; grandchildren: Callie Diels of Beaver Dam, Courtney Diels of Waupun, and Morgan, Sydney, and Jacob Diels, all of Beaver Dam; great-grandchild, Aubrianna of Beaver Dam; best friend and cousin, Gary Diels of Fox Lake; and other relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Donald; her sister, Betty; and her grandparents.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Eddylou Diels will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 12 noon at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Jessica Oosterhouse officiating.


Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake.

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  1. Cheryl Levandoski Says: March 7, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this, my last conversation was that she was so tired. I totally got that it was a long time to be sick. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’ll never forget our trips sometimes getting lost and always an adventure

  2. Mary BIel Says: March 7, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    To Eddylous family,You all are in my thoughts and prayers.I first knew Eddylou at Shopko when we all had so much fun together.She was so patient and cheerful at Randolph when her ankle was healing.May she rest in peace.WIth sympathy,Mary BIel

  3. Shannon Keach Says: March 9, 2019 at 9:33 am

    To the Diel Family,
    So sorry on your families loss. Eddylou was a very nice lady and she will be missed. It won’t be the same at the flea market up town with out her table of baked goods. Hope that you find peace and comfort in your memories and know that you all have a wonderful guardian angel watching over you. Peace to you all.
    Shannon Keach and Family.

  4. Patti Schumacher Says: March 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    To the entire family of Eddy Lou, my heart goes out to you. Back in the 80’s we had some great times together. She was amazingly thoughtful, kind & a lot of fun. She will not be forgotten. I would have come to the funeral, but I had to work. You have my deepest sympathy.

  5. Deanna Reff Says: March 9, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    You got my sympathy your mother was a very great lady she was friendly always smiling she will be missed

  6. Heather Chavez Schepp Says: March 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I always remember visiting EddyLou with my Dad Ray. She always gave him a hard time & could make him laugh like no other. Hoping they are meeting up again for a few laughs. So very sorry for your loss. ?

  7. Heather Chavez Schepp Says: March 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I always remember visiting EddyLou with my Dad Ray. She always gave him a hard time & could make him laugh like no other. Hoping they are meeting up again for a few laughs. So very sorry for your loss. ?

  8. Gina Olson (Schumacher) Says: March 12, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    My deepest condolences to Eddy Lou’s family. I worked with Eddy Lou at Shopko for 6 years and once she found out my Dad was ‘Red’ Schumacher and my Step-Mom Patti Schumacher…man, the stories she would tell! Even after I found new employment I had better stop by the desk with my little girl and say hello! Such a funny, sweet and loving lady! Rest in peace Miss Eddy Lou! Will miss you!

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