Dianne Marie Skidmore
Dianne Marie Skidmore, 65, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2010, formerly of Madison Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Cape Coral. She was born August 16, 1954 in Mt. Carmel, PA to Joseph McFadden (deceased) and Lillian Messerevich.
Dianne was of the Christian faith. Dianne studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin then began a career in computer programming. She was active with her husband in software development for their entire 34 years of marriage. Dianne devoted many years teaching “facilitated communication” for autistic children in Madison, WI.
She is survived by her beloved husband of over 34 years, Walter B. Hoffman of Cape Coral; mother Lillian Blackwell of Thousand Oakes CA, seven loving children, Cherry Lynch (Ryan) of Newberry Park CA, Daniel Hoffman (Angie) of Hatley WI, Danica Fischetti (Eduardo) of Los Angeles CA, Derek Hoffman (Karen) of New Orleans, LA, Nicole Hoffman of New Orleans, Mischa Ream (Jason) of Chicago, IL, and Joshua Hoffman (Marie) of Madison, WI; sister, Denise Blackwell-Burns (Craig) of Thousand Oakes CA; as well as twelve grandchildren.
Dianne was preceded in death by a son, Wesley Skidmore; as well as a stepson, Cameron Hoffman. Wesley was autistic and died in a tragic drowning accident at age 16.
Burial will be in Madison WI at Roselawn Memorial Park next to her son Wesley. Dates & times will be announced at a later time.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Wesley Adam Skidmore are suggested to the Autism Society of America, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite # 305, Rockville, MD 20852.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.