KAUKAUNA — Diane L. Wirth, who with her husband Harry owned Kaukauna’s Hilltop Bakery for 26 years before selling to her daughter and her husband in 1995, has died at age 88.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 600 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly. Visitation will be on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 am until the time of the Mass.

Wirth passed away on Good Friday, April 15, 2022.

The bakery will be closed Tuesday, according to a social media post.

Diane was a 1951 graduate of Kimberly High School and shortly after married her husband, Harry Wirth, who died in 2017.

Already with eight children, They purchased Hill Top in 1969 and as Harry worked as the baker in the back, Diane was the friendly face in the front greeting customers, according to her obituary.

They ultimately owned Hill Top for 26 years and sold the business to their daughter Lynn and her husband Mark in 1995. However, she continued to work many more years at the bakery to stay connected to the customers and the community.

Diane and Harry went on to have a combined total of 47 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.