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Diane L. Steffenson, 69

Diane Linda Steffenson, age 69, of Dassel, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.

She was born March 4, 1951, in Watertown, to Delbert and Erna (Schlueter) Schuette.

Diane grew up in Mayer, where she attended parochial school at Zion Mayer Lutheran, and graduated from Waconia High School with the class of 1969.

She furthered her education at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, earning a degree in medical administrative assisting.

Diane was united in marriage to Raymond Michael Steffenson Aug. 15, 1970, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer. The couple made their home in Howard Lake for five years, moving to Montana in 1975. They returned to Howard Lake for three years, prior to settling in rural Dassel in 1983, where they raised their three children.

In addition to providing a loving home for her family, Diane worked numerous clerical and healthcare jobs throughout the years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, making cards, quilting, hiking, and being active. Above all, she treasured the time she was able to spend with her family, especially with her grandchildren.

Diane is survived by her husband of 49 years, Raymond, of Dassel; children, Dustin Steffenson of Cary, NC, Amy (Ray) Palermo of Erie, CO, and Laura (Jason) Eastling of Annandale; five adoring grandchildren: Ava and Chase Luoma, and Henley, Gradyn, and Rowan Eastling; mother, Erna Schuette of Glencoe; sisters Jill (Jeff) Borchart of Park Rapids, and Donna (Mike) Tellers of Victoria; brothers Dean (Ann) Schuette of Mayer, and John (Theresa) Schuette of Watertown; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Delbert Schuette; and her great nephew, Liam Meagher.

Memorial services took place Tuesday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale, with the Rev. Alex Becker as officiant. Burial followed at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

There was visitation Monday, March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; continuing Tuesday at the church, one hour prior to the service.

Jill Borchart, Donna Tellers, Dean Schuette and John Schuette served as urn bearers; and Orma Lou Jacobsma provided the music for the service.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook, and video tribute online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.

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