Diane Widtfeldt

Diane Widtfeldt

July 14, 1948 – February 24, 2024

VISITATION: Tuesday, February 27th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, February 28th at 11am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

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Diane was born on July 14, 1948 to Edward & Marian Sempek. She was the 6th of 7 children. She grew up in a house full of a lot of people and a lot of love.


Diane grew up in south Omaha and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school from kindergarten through 8th grade. She grew up alongside Tom Widtfeldt, who she would eventually marry. Diane attended Notre Dame High School. After high school, she married Tom and they had 2 children, Eric & Jill. Diane was a stay-at-home mom until Jill started junior high school. She spent a lot of years working hard to raise good kids and ensuring lots of incredible memories were made for them. Tom & Diane didn’t have a surplus of much of anything, but their kids never knew it. They never went without and they always knew they were loved. 


There are many words to describe Diane: generous, kind, smart, caring, patient and considerate, to name a few. Her smile was pure and her laugh was infectious. She truly was a fun person and to know her was to love her. 


Diane was many things: daughter, sister, wife, mom, and friend. Her favorite title, though, was Grammy… and she was the best there ever was. She loved her grandchildren so very much. Before she retired, she put her 40 hours a week in by working 10-hour days, Monday through Thursday. This allowed her to have 3-day weekends and spend that time with her grandkids. She was a constant at baseball games, football games, and dance competitions. She was everyone’s Grammy and she loved it. 


Diane set an amazing example of what it means to be selfless. She always gave what she could to help, regardless of what she had. She never asked for anything in return; she gave simply because she wanted to give. She will be greatly missed and we will forever feel a void without her here. She has given us countless good memories, though, and that is what we will remember. 


  • Peggy Davidson Posted February 26, 2024 9:38 am

    I am so sad to hear this news..I had such a great time as a kid with the over nite stays at the Sempek house..so many great memories..Thankful she was able to come to my 75th birthday this December. She will be missed by all. .My condolences and prayers to all the family

  • Cindy Wallace Posted February 26, 2024 7:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Your mom’s infectious laugh and twinkling eyes will be how I remember her. Keep your beautiful memories close to your heart. Godspeed Di!

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