Diana Leigh Bisel left this world a little darker when she left us on March 5, 2020. Born June 8, 1976 to Julia and Darold Bisel, she spent her childhood in Coldwater, MI. She joined the gymnastics team and Future Farmers of America (FFA). It was on her senior trip to the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula that she found her love of mountains. After attending Adrian College, she embarked on a new adventure: moving west in a Dodge Neon with another friend to Seattle, WA in November at 25 years old. There she found what her small rural town couldn't give her; mountains, baking, cooking, adventure, and Patrick Ellis. Di was enamored with Mount Rainier and was an admirer of penguins. She was an avid hiker, hammock swinging, sunglasses loving, music worshiping, tea enthusiast who had a helping hand for those she loved. She enjoyed visiting the Turtle Park, seeing otters swim, talking about pikas and birds, picking on her family and friends, being in nature, and spending time with her favorite dogs Archie, Mojo, Oliver, Sammy, Yoda, and Zoe.
Di is survived by her boyfriend Patrick Ellis in Kirkland, WA, her mother, Julia (Jerry) Schultz in Coldwater, MI, her father Darold Bisel in Coldwater, MI, her brother Duane Bisel in Coldwater, MI, her sisters Jill (Corey) Murphy in Coldwater, MI and Nicole (Justin) Davies in Emmett, ID, and 3 loving nieces Lily, Madison, and Kennedy in Emmett, ID.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and infant brother, Charles.
Services will be held at a later date.
"I got to know Diana through our work together at ATG Stores. We worked together for over
eight wonderful years. She was one of the most calming supervisors there. She could help you
through a tough situation and let you learn all at the same time. Diana had a fun sense of
humor and her smile was infectious.
We all knew she loved penguins and hiking. She would share stories
of hiking alone and how she loved spending time out in nature. As time went by
we got to see more and more of her adventures on FB. I enjoyed it when she
would show her treks via her GPS app.
She and I helped each other with rides to work and then back to get our cars at Dougs?or
she just helped me get to work in the snow when I could not get up the hills. Diana was a hoot
at Trivia night. I can?t believe you are no longer with us Diana?I?m still trying to wrap my head
around it. You are greatly missed.