Dianne Marie Skidmore

August 16, 1954 - March 1, 2020

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.


  1. Nicole Graham Mar 11, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Dianne was a smart calm kind woman. I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. I know she was a huge part of your life. Thinking of her and you and all of her family and friends during this difficult time.

  2. Angela Hoffman Mar 12, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    We were very sad to hear about the loss of Diane. Our thoughts go out to all of her friends and family during this incredibly difficult time. We hope that all of the wonderful memories of time spent with Diane will help ease the sadness.

    Love, Dan and Angie

  3. Amanda Mar 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    We were extremly saddened to hear of Dianne’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wallie and the rest of Dianne’s family during this difficult time.
    Amanda and Arlene

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