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Diane Marie Larson
Diane M. Larson, age 85, of Alexandria, died on Monday, August 1, 2022, at Nelson Gables under the care of Knute Nelson Hospice.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, August 8, 2022, at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria with Rev. P.J. Malin officiating. Interment will take place at Kinkead Cemetery.
A visitation will be 3-5 p.m., on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Diane Marie was born on May 29, 1937, to Olaf and Lillian (Blooflat) Brovold in Montevideo. She graduated from Montevideo High School at the age of 16 years. Diane attended the University of Minnesota where she met the love of her life, Minton Larson of Dawson. They were united in marriage on August 18, 1956, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Baxter in Dawson. Following their marriage, they made their home in Brooklyn Park where they were blessed with two daughters, Janell and Jilene. The family moved to Bemidji where both Diane and Minton completed their degrees in education before taking teaching jobs in Alexandria. Diane taught at Washington Elementary School until her retirement. She enjoyed playing the piano and accordion. Diane was a fabulous cook and loved to entertain friends and family. She was a member of the Alexandria Golf Club for over 45 years and enjoyed golfing and socializing. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. Diane loved spending time with her loved ones and will always be remembered for her devotion to her husband and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Minton on June 14, 2022; daughter, Janell Lyon in 2020; granddaughter, Lexi Foley in 2021; sister, Lorraine Becker; and brother, David (Shirley) Brovold.
Diane is survived by her daughter, Jill (Dennis) Foley of Alexandria; granddaughter, Janaé (Natalie) Lyon; great-grandson, Silas Wensmann; along with several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
I am so very sorry for the Larson families loss. 40 yrs ago Diane was my 2nd grade teacher my memories of her are so very fond. She is and always was such a caring person. To have had her remember me is a gift. She would always seek out my mom and ask of me and the last few years she and I were able to connect and I am so grateful of that! Celebrate her life well lived and she touched many people. Our sympathies 💓 Patty Chlian Bengford
Patricia Bengford Aug 8 2022 9:29 AM
Heaven got lucky when Diane showed up! She was a very, very nice lady! Minton was happy to have her with him again! Your parents were the very best. Blessings to all of you!!
Donna Luckemeyer Aug 8 2022 9:20 AM
Ms. Larson was my 2nd grade teacher at Washington Elementary School. She was one of my favorite teachers. I have very fond memories of her as a young girl. Certificates for doing well on a spelling test or for a birthday. Her smile and genuine care for her students and others was something I will always remember. I loved being her student and loved her. My love and prayers are with you.
Darcy Didier Bock Aug 7 2022 11:16 PM
Got to know this lovely gal Diane from golf & bridge....she will be missed.
Marlene Lorsung Aug 5 2022 5:06 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Diane Larson
Russ and Ann Craigmile Aug 4 2022 2:12 PM
Jill, we were so saddened to hear the passing of Diane. The Lord has been hard on you and your family these past few years..but He will always be there for all of you during this time of loss. Prayers for you. Luv ya Jill
Heidi (Anderson) Bordeaux Aug 3 2022 7:35 PM
sweetest, kindest person ever.
Ginnie Olson Aug 3 2022 4:53 PM
So very sorry to get the news of Diane passing. Such a nice person. You have my sympathy.
Ken Tessmer Aug 3 2022 12:27 PM
Dear,dear Jill and Dennis,
My heart hurts for you, you've had so many tough days,and I know that God is right there beside you, along with so many friends. who care about you and love you. Please count me among them. I love you both, and would love to see you at my door at any time,don't forget this, especially in the days ahead.
I will miss your Mom, I have many good memories, she put up a valiant battle with cancer, God rest her soul.
I care, Mary Norlien
Mary Norlien Aug 2 2022 10:58 PM
Jill and family , so sorry to hear you mom passed. I hope you know that she is in heaven with the lord and being at peace. She was an awesome lady. Knowing both your mom and dad, they were special people, always with a smile on there face. Now mom and dad can be together with their daughter and granddaughter. Peace be with you in all you have been through.
Lois &Duane Braun Aug 2 2022 9:29 PM