Dianne K (Kozel) Knowlton

September 2, 1940 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 79)


Dianne K. Knowlton, 79 of Chetek, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the Meadowbrook Nursing and Rehab in Chetek.

Dianne was born September 2, 1940 in Ladysmith, WI and grew up at Fireside Lodge Resort with her family.  Dianne graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a Degree in Education in 1962. Dianne married Eugene Knowlton on April 1, 1977.

Dianne was an elementary teacher in Chetek for three years, then owned and managed Dianne’s Supper Club in Chetek for almost 10 years. Dianne spent twenty years providing service to others through her employment at Aurora Community Services, House Calls, New Concepts, Northern Pines and Community Care.  In her retirement, she became Mayor of the City of Chetek for 8 years.  Dianne was a member of the Lions Club for many years, the Chetek Hydroflites Waterski Club and enjoyed the Calhoun Memorial Library. 

Survivors include her stepchildren, Joyce Knowlton of Hudson, Steven Knowlton of Eau Claire, Alan Knowlton of Chetek and James Knowlton of Chetek, grandson Brett Knowlton of Chetek, nephews Roger Kozel of Minneapolis, Robert and Debbie Kozel (Matthew and Christopher) of Forest Lake.  Dianne was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Knowlton, stepson Robert Knowlton, brothers, Allen, Harry, Robert, Charles and sister Gladys. 

There will be no public service.  A private family graveside service will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery in Chetek.

In lieu of memorials, please donate to the Chetek Hydroflites Waterski Club (  or Calhoun Memorial Library.

The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek has been entrusted with arrangements.

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