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Dianne L. Kutnink

September 3, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

WINNECONNE, Wis. - Dianne L. Kutnink, 67, of Winneconne, Wis., passed away, August 30, 2012, at Appleton Medical Center after a courageous and spirited four-year battle with cancer. Born on January 13, 1945, in Fairmont, Minn., she attended Welcome High School in Welcome, Minn. Dianne was united in marriage with Arthur Kutnink on July 22, 1962, at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minn.

She was employed by Dowling Dental Clinic in Winneconne for over 20 years. Later, she and Art owned & operated The Wharf Marina in Winneconne for 25 years. Her most recent employment was with Moe's Marine in Oshkosh, Wis., for 10 years. She was secretary of the Winneconne Wolfrunners snowmobile club from 1994 to 1998 and enjoyed the Ducks Unlimited Happy Quackers. Dianne was a reading tutor and she enjoyed crafting, bowling, sewing, spending time with her grandkids and especially relaxing and camping at their hunting land in Wautoma, Wis.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Arthur, Winneconne; children, Christine (David) Richards, Oshkosh; Kevin Kutnink, Mobile, Ala.; and Andrew (Tracy) Kutnink, Winneconne; grandchildren, Theresa and Charles Richards, Oshkosh; Sidney and Lesley Kutnink, Oshkosh; Dane and Norah Kutnink, Winneconne; sisters, Geneva Landwer, St. James, Minn.; Arlene Rohrbauck, Bellingham, Wash.; mother-in-law, Irene Erickson, and brother-in-law, Jeff (Cheri) Erickson, all of Albert Lea, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sophia and Harry; her brothers, Lewis, Kenneth, Leroy; sister, Lavange; and father-in-law Howard Erickson.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A time of visiting and sharing of memories will also be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 3-6 p.m.

A special thank you goes out to oncologist Dr. Bar-Lev and associated doctors and the nurses of Appleton Medical Center Hospice for the compassionate and wonderful care given.

Mom, we'll miss you more than you could ever believe.

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