Obituary of Diane Kay (Kaunitz) Manor
Diane Kay (Manor) Kaunitz 62, of Essexville, our loving and sweet daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, was born into eternal life at her home on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Her sisters, Julie, Kathleen, Sister-in-law Wendy & special Hospice Nurse Deb were by her side, as she stepped away from this earthly plateau.
Diane was born in Bay City on September 22, 1956, the daughter to Milton and Ethel (Kornecky) Kaunitz. She attended St Joseph's Grade School & graduated from Bay City All Saints High School, Diane worked as a typesetter for 35 years at Plastic Tag and Trade Check Co. in Essexville, MI.
Diane was the middle child in a family of seven children. She was the rock of the Kaunitz family. No matter the circumstances she put others before herself. She lived her life with such dignity, regardless of any challenges she faced. We honor her ability to help and console those whom she cared for so dearly. Our admiration of her divine forgiveness & non-judgemental attitude will never be forgotten.
In her free time, she spent countless hours with her furbaby KeKe (cat). They were inseparable. She loved to bake and loved to watch Tigers baseball with her BFF Sister Julie.
Diane leaves to cherish her memory by her mother Ethel J. Kaunitz, Siblings; Marilyn Bingham, Mark Kaunitz, Michael (Judith Craves) Kaunitz, Julie Kaunitz, Kathleen (Scott Stein) Kaunitz, Dan (Wendy) Kaunitz & Ke Ke her cat.
Nieces and nephews, Goddaughter, Kara Bingham (Mike), Josh (Stephanie) Bingham, Katie (Jared) Filcek, Billy (Jessica) Kaunitz, Kenny (Michele) Kaunitz, Andrea (Kevin)Wyatt.
Step-children; Andrew (Liz)Manor, Erica (Brad) Harpe with Lucy & Chase.
Great Nieces & Nephews; Jamison, Victoria, CJ & Zander
BFF's; Lynn Schupmann and Doris Cuthbert.
Our Earth Angel Diane now watches upon us all, from Heaven above, with her Dad Milton A Kaunitz & dog Lacie. She will be so dearly missed and lovingly remembered forever. She was everything to everyone. We love you, Diane...
Diane’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lions Club or Heartland Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.