After a lengthy battle with cancer, Daryl L. Diesing passed away on Aug. 3, 2019.

A beloved father, loyal companion and stalwart advocate, he is survived by his daughter Rebecca, wife Marcia, brother David (Jane) and a community of loving family and friends, all of whom will miss Daryl deeply.

He was born in Ludington on May 13 1953, the son of Donald and Wilma Diesing of Scottville, who preceded him in death.

Daryl was a graduate of Mason County Central High School in 1971. He then graduated from Michigan State University and Boston College of Law.

Daryl was an accomplished bankruptcy attorney representing clients in some of the most significant Chapter 11 proceedings in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. His achievements as an attorney were recognized in 2018 when he was named Milwaukee Litigation-Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year.

Daryl also brought his considerable problem-solving talents to the leadership of a number of social service agencies dedicated to better supporting the underserved communities of Greater Milwaukee, including the Next Door Foundation, Lutheran Social Services Foundation and the Nehemiah Project Inc.

His proudest accomplishment, however, was helping to raise his daughter.

Per Daryl’s wishes, only a small, private memorial was held in Milwaukee, where he lived and practiced law for about 40 years. Those interested in honoring Daryl’s memory may donate to the Sarcoma Fund at Froedtert Memorial Hospital, details of which may be found at