OBITUARY – Dianne Francis Bintner

Dianne Francis Bintner, adored wife, loving mother, grandmother, and exceptional teacher, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17 in the comforts of her home surrounded by the love of her family.

Dianne lived a life full of joy, curiosity and love and had an indelible impact on all who knew her.

Dianne attended St. Theresas’s Academy where she was top of her class and graduated at the age of 14.  After graduation, she was called to the convent, staying for four years before leaving to attend college.

She graduated in 1963 from Avila College with a double major in English and French literature.  She was elected to the National Honor Society and was named to “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.”

Dianne taught for over 40 years in both public and Catholic elementary schools.  She was recognized as “The Teacher of the Year” in the State of Colorado.  

Dianne inspired hundreds of children over her decades in the classroom.

Many still recall the Greek Mythology productions, using math to build gingerbread houses and racing the Iditarod to study geography.

Dianne excelled at tennis and road races (coming in first in her age group in the Bolder/Boulder), earned her master’s degree in computer science, and was in various book clubs. She was also a treasured friend to many, from “The Roslyn Way Streetwalkers” to “The Busy Bees” and all her beloved teaching friends and close neighbors Dianne loved to love.

However, what Dianne loved most in life was being a wife, mother, and teacher, but her passion was being Nana to her nine grandchildren. There was no better. 

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, LaVerne Bintner, her four children Candace Schlaht (Keith), Caela Bintner-Niichel (Bill), Courtney Kelly (John) and Michael Bintner (Amy); and her beloved grandchildren, Cody, Dylan, Wyatt, Jack, Tommy, Macy, Michael, Connor, and Luke.

Services will be held at St. Vincent De Paul (2375 E. Arizona Ave), on Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m., with a reception following at The Denver Country Club 

Please send donations to The Alzheimer’s Association Go to to send condolences.

 — The Villager Newspaper November 30, 2023