Diane Louise Peterson, 79, of Eagle Bend, passed away on January 11, 2014, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services for Diane were held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating. Burial was held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.
Diane was born February 25, 1934, in Wykeham Township, Todd County, to Halvor and Lydia (Anderson) Oftedahl. She graduated from Eagle Bend High School in 1950 and on May 1, 1954, Diane married Louis Peterson in Eagle Bend.
Diane worked as a secretary for the Eagle Bend School for 33 years. She valued education and encouraged her children to continue with higher learning. She enjoyed flower gardening, crossword puzzles, reading, family gatherings, and teaching grand-children how to play scrabble She patiently taught her children how to cook and can. Diane was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend.
Diane is survived by her husband Louis; children: LuAnn (John) Hagen of Lakeland Shores, Cindy (Mike) Tomashek of Rochester, Terri (Guy) Blackmar of Naperville, IL, Patrick Peterson of Eagle Bend, Michael (Melanie) Peterson of Bertha, Janet Lofquist (fiance; Denny Geist) of Eau Claire, WI; siblings: Dale (Darlene) Oftedahl of Eagle Bend, Karen (Denny) Beach of Eagle Bend, sister-in-law Evelyn Oftedahl of Eagle Bend, brother-in-law Harold Jackson of Longmont, CO; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Diane is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pearl Jackson, brothers, Kenneth, Duane and Halvor Oftedahl Jr.
Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home, Browerville. itenfuneralhome.com