Redlin Funeral Home

Diane L. Kropp , Age 72

February 13, 1948 --June 10, 2020

Diane L. Kropp, age 72, of Reedsburg, passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Diane, daughter of Ray and Doris (Ramlow) Hammerstrom was born on Feb. 13, 1948 in Racine, Wisconsin. She graduated from UW-Whitewater. She was united in marriage to Paul Kropp, they would have celebrated their 50-year anniversary this August. Diane was an elementary school teacher for all of her working career, having retired from the Wisconsin Dells School District.

As a young child she traveled with her family to various archery tournaments and won the National Archery Championship as a teenager. She had a great love for riding horses throughout the mid-west as well as camping with great horse friends. Her love of traveling took her to all 50 states. She loved the outdoors, fishing, boating, skiing and motorcycle riding. She volunteered for 4-H,Friends of Mirror Lake State Park, the Sauk County Humane Society, and was a Sunday school teacher for St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Diane was an active participant in the Baraboo Bluffs ATV/UTV Club as well as the Sauk Ridge Runners Club. Her true love was for her friends and family, especially her grandkids.

Survivors include her loving husband, Paul; sons, Jason (Michelle) Kropp, Nathan Kropp; grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon, Sawyer and Clara. She is further survived by her brother, Wayne (Linda Colletti) Hammerstrom, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marian (Don Kinn) Kropp, Richard (Terry) Kropp, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Brian.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 4 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of service. In honoring Dianes wishes please bring a mask to wear to ensure everyones safety. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Krszjzaniek and Dr. Jung from SSM Health for the care shown to Diane over the years and to the doctors, nurses and staff from the diabetic center at St. Clare for their continuous support. Heartfelt gratitude to the first responders in our time of need.


Barbara & Bob Novak June 11, 2020

Freind Pompano Beach , Florida

Sorry to hear about Diane's passing. We were neighbors back in Richton Park and played Bunco together. Our thoughts and prayers go out for Diane and her family. Rest in Peace my friend.

Vickie Glenzer June 11, 2020

friend thru mirror Lake Sparta , Wisconsin

so sorry Paul,hopefully soon your happy memories will help you thru your loss

Craig & Deb Meyer June 11, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Paul, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deepest Sympathies! Craig & Deb Meyer

Jay Schelinski June 12, 2020

Friend of Jason Kropp N. Ft. Myers , Florida

My condolences to the whole family. I grew up with Jason Kropp, and I have wonderful memories of his mother. She was a very sweet, caring woman and i know she'll be missed.

Trudy Mara June 12, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

I have some great memories of riding on trails with Diane on her trusty old horse. Now they can ride together through the fields of heaven together. Happy trails and good journey to you Diane.

Jo Anne Miller June 12, 2020

Dear Friend San Diego , California

Diane has been a life long friend. I will always treasure our many adventures together , her infectious laugh and brilliant smile as well has her huge heart! May she have fun with angels.💕

Rich Ramlow June 12, 2020

Cousin McHenry , Illinois

We are so sorry to hear this very sad news. We loved keeping up with all your adventures on FB. We will never forget the family reunion your mom had. Our love and sympathies to your family

Aliiice June 12, 2020

Loving friend Glendale , Wisconsin

I have loved you and Diane for almost 60 years. We have seen many bad times together but even more wonderful times that have afforded us great memories filled with love and family. Diane loved her life and family but often told me that if she died that very day, she would be ok because she had been so blessed. May warm memories surround you... and give you peace. A

Susan Singer June 12, 2020

Friend Kenosha , Wisconsin

I have been friends with Diane since 10th grade. I loved her laugh! I will always remember the fun times, from our youth as well as our senior citizen years. Diane will be missed. Sincere condolences to Paul and her entire family.

Terrilyn Heywood (Prince) June 12, 2020

Horse girlfriend Stonefort , Illinois

So sorry for your loss. I was glad I got to Wisconsin Dells and had a duck ride with her. Have a lot of wonderful memories of all our horse trips camping. She was always upbeat and talking about her kids and grandkids. She loved traveling with you Paul

Dianne Hansen June 12, 2020


Daryl and I sorry to hear about Diane's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Eileen Jones June 12, 2020

Horse Promoters Club horse friend Woodridge , Illinois

So sorry for your loss, Paul and family. I remember many horse-camping trips that Diane was on. Wonderful memories of the fun times. And, of course, the "eventful" times. Am both sad and smiling right now remembering a particular incident with Diane and I just rolling in laughter. And that's how I will remember her. 💗🙏

Linda Laufenberg June 12, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

So very sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and friend. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Paul, you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Linda Laufenberg

Bob and Toni Ramlow June 14, 2020

Cousin Astatula , Florida

I’m so sorry to hear this about Diane. She was someone who made you always seem welcome. It was great seeing her on her recent trip to Florida. You can tell she was a very proud Mother and Grandmother ❤️

Linda Seefeld June 15, 2020

cardiac friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Paul, I am so sorry to hear of Diane's passing, loved talking and laughing with her at Cardiac Rehab. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Linda Seefeld

Ryder Will June 16, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Becky, August, and I are sorry for the loss of Diane. We are all the lesser without her bright smile and care for others.

Sheila Ann Parocai June 18, 2020

Friend HIdden Valley , Pennsylvania

Was very shocked to hear of Diane's passing Enjoyed the times we met in the Gulf and also our visit in Wisconsin. My sincere condolences to her family, especially her husband Paul.