Dianna R. Wise, 78

Dianna R. Wise, 78 of Harpster passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Dianna was born February 15, 1943 at Russell, Kansas a daughter of Jacob and Lorraine Trapp Anschutz. She attended school in Paradise, Kansas. Following her graduation she attended Emporia School of Nursing in Emporia, Kansas. She married Doug Wise in Russell, Kansas. They lived in several places before moving to Grangeville, Idaho in 1991. She worked as a LPN at the Grangeville Care Center for several years. Doug passed away in 1999. She moved to Kirkland, Washington where she continued her nursing career. She retired in 2019 and moved to Harpster, Idaho.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Grangeville and was active in the Idaho County Republican Party. She enjoyed painting, doing crafts, playing music and gardening.

She is survived by her daughters: Mary Rhodes of Harpster and Sarah (Alvin) McCoy of Harpster, Two grandsons: Steven (Monique) McCoy and Christopher (Shayla) McCoy both of Kooskia. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren and one sister Rebecca Keil of Russell, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother Gary.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at Prairie View Cemetery in Grangeville. Pastor Steven Naylor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to

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  • Pat Pearson-Bailey says:

    Deepest sympathy to Mary, Sarah and family.

  • Theresa Wessels says:

    Dear family of Dianna
    I had the privilege to work with Dianna at Grangeville Care Center from 1995-1998. She welcomed me, a complete stranger, and spent lots of hours explaining her job to me. We often laughed together and I appreciated how much she loved the residents at the facility. She had a kind heart for both the residents and staff. I believe she had a strong faith and surely was welcomed into the arms of Jesus. My thoughts and prayers are for peace for her family.

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