Diana C. Wikel, 59, passed away peacefully at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center on Sunday September 10, 2017. She was born in Middletown, New York on May 30, 1958 to the late George David and Elizabeth Bernadette Dunnigan Stewart.
Beauty followed Diana everywhere she went. She took pride in doing her friends hair at the salon were she developed a phenomenal rapport with her extensive clientele. In her free time, Diane relished being outside. She is described as having a green thumb, which is evident in her gorgeous flower beds. Diana and Leo also could be found at parades and community events with their prized antique firetruck collection. Above all else, family and friends were Diana’s true passion.
Left to cherish Diana’s memory is her devoted husband of 19 years, Leo Grabowski of Myrtle Beach; together, she helped raise his children, Jason Grabowski and his wife Lisa of New York, Heather Simms of Virginia, Tiffany Krawcyk and her husband Jeff of Myrtle Beach, and Tara Mullin and her husband Ryan also of Myrtle Beach; ten beautiful grandchildren, Tyler, Griffin, Jack, Kaitlin, Siriah, Henry, Jeffery Jr., Connor, Max and Jayden; her brother David Stewart and his wife Margaret of New York; as well as her niece, Elizabeth.
Services for Diana will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Words of comfort may be expressed at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Murrells Inlet (843-651-1440) is assisting the family during this difficult time.
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Leo, when you called me with this heartbreaking news, I was up in Cape Hatteras. It totally destroyed me. I loved Diana so much... we had s special relationship. So many of her clients cried when she told them that you were moving to MYRTLE. I, on the other hand, was thrilled when she told me you were moving to Myrtle Beach because I was moving here, too.
If you want to talk at all about ANYTHING, feel free to call me: 908-884-6288.
My heart breaks for you☹️
I loved her and was thrilled that I had my buddy down here to hang with.
Sincerest Condolences to you & the family.
Submitted by Lynne Stroffolino on Sep 20 2017 07:17:13 PM
It is with a heavy sad heart that I say I am so truly sorry for your loss. I loved Diana. She was my hairdresser for the last 15 years or so and she was truly the best. She was also a great listener while getting my hair cut. She will be truly missed. I am still in shock.
Submitted by Jodi Green on Sep 15 2017 10:51:53 PM
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Jodi and Jeff Green lit a candle on Sep 15 2017 10:51:16 PM
We are so sorry for your loss and at such a young age. Diana made me laugh when I got my hair cut and we had great conversations through the last 10 years. She always thought of my well being and health care, as she knew about my asthma, allergies and heart condition. I know she told you how she will never forget having to call 911 for me when I couldn't get out of the salon chair, low blood pressure, low sugar and a bad scene. We laughed about it after but I will never forget her care, her words and very sad at losing a great person. I was thrilled when you moved here, hoping to spend more time with you after you settled with the new home. She will be very missed and know we are hear for you. With our deepest sympathy, Rocco and Stephanie Paglia
Submitted by Stephanie Paglia on Sep 13 2017 05:30:05 PM
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Carol Ryan lit a candle on Sep 12 2017 10:47:03 PM
I am so sorry but I know there are no word that can help. I am so glad Diana gave me those flowers 🌺, I have something of hers that she loved.
Ruth Ann Bronts
Submitted by Ruth Ann Bronts on Sep 12 2017 08:01:26 PM
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Ruth AnnBronts lit a candle on Sep 12 2017 07:55:56 PM
With our deepest sympathy
Submitted by Jim and Brana on Sep 12 2017 12:56:24 PM
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Leo Grabow lit a candle on Sep 12 2017 10:44:18 AM
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