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Martha Eveline “Eve” Diesen

Martha Eveline “Eve” Diesen, age 97, of Maple Plain, died Monday, June 18, 2007.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, June 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Maple Plain Community Church in Maple Plain, preceded by a gathering of family and friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Carl Eckdahl will officiate at the memorial service, with interment in the Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Eve was born April 21, 1910 in Linden, Wis. to Elmer and Magda (Asplund) Martin.

After the birth of her children, Eve choose to devote her time to parenting and homemaking, roles which she carried out commendably with love, grace, patience, and understanding.

Eve was a recipient of a lifetime membership in the Minnesota PTA. She was very active in numerous community events, putting her heart and soul into everything she did.

Eve was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; a son, Thomas; daughter-in-law Janice Diesen; infant great-granddaughter Trinity Dickerson; and a sister, Clara Kadlec.

She is survived by her sons: Jerome Diesen, and Roger Diesen; daughter Eileen and John Carter; seven grandchildren: Terri and Michael Barrentine, Cheryl and David Young, Christopher Diesen, Jason and Shelly Carter, Marnie Carter, Angela and Brian Dickerson, and Deedee and Christopher Caldwell; nine great-grandchildren: Tony, Cory, Brandon, Alyssa, Dakota, Caleb, Caden, Caden, Ashton; and sisters-in-law Eleanore and Herb Edstrom, and Evelyn Diesen.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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