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Diane A. Hatley

October 9, 1940 — July 2, 2021

Diane A. Hatley

Diane Alvena Hatley, 80 of Grayling, passed away at home on Friday, July 2, 2021.

Born in Port Huron on October 9, 1940, she was the daughter of Alfred and Jessie (Schwartz) Siewert.  She later moved with her family to Grayling.

Along with her parents, Diane was the owner of Al & Jessie’s Restaurant in Grayling.  She also cooked at several other area restaurants and at the Crawford County Commission on Aging.

Her four children and their families always came first.  She also enjoyed baking for family and friends in the community and occasional visits to area casinos.

Surviving are her children, James (Karen) Hatley, Diane (Dennis Sloan) Goschke and Jodee (Kevin) Curtis all of Grayling, and Michelle (Steve) Scheid of Houghton Lake; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Lori Sue Siewert of Higgins Lake; 4 nieces and 2 nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Gary Siewert; and 2 grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Grayling where the family will visit with friends beginning at 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to St. Francis Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

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