Diane Tvedten, 65
Blue Earth Diane Tvedten, age 65, of Blue Earth passed away Monday Sept. 2, 2019 at her home surrounded by those that love her. A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Elmore, Rev. Joel Lintner officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Burial was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at www.pattonfh.com
Diane was born in Blue Earth to Lloyd and Clarice (Malwitz) Abraham on Sept. 8, 1953 and was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elmore. She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1972, and then attended Mankato State College. She worked several years for First National Bank of Elmore, before taking a position with AgStar Financial Services where she remained employed until retirement.
On June 19, 1976, Diane married the love her life, David (Dave) Tvedten. This union was blessed with two daughters, Danielle and Danica. She was further blessed with the birth of her grandchildren, Zoey, Jacob, Sophia, and Kimber. She loved giving four-wheeler rides, attending their various activities and of course singing and snuggles.
One of Diane’s greatest passions was her love for music, and with her talent she blessed the St. John’s Lutheran Church congregation with her musical abilities for over fifty years, where she was also a lifetime member. She was also the first female firefighter to join the Elmore Fire Department and volunteered with them for many years.
Diane is survived by her daughters, Danielle (Trever) Elg, of Wells and Danica (Nick) Walser, of Mankato; grandchildren, Zoey and Kimber Elg and Jacob and Sophia Walser; sisters, Joan (Tom) Reiten, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kathryn (John) Kraft, of Ham Lake, and Sandra Abraham, of Billings, Montana; along with nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.
Diane was preceded in death by her husband, David Tvedten, along with her parents.