Diane Tvedten

Diane Tvedten

BLUE EARTH — Diane Tvedten, 65, of Blue Earth, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at her home surrounded by those who love her. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Elmore, with Rev. Joel Lintner officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with a special time of remembrance for family and friends at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Online condolences can be left at www.pattonfh.com

Diane was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Blue Earth, to Lloyd and Clarice (Malwitz) Abraham, 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 1st National Bank of Elmore, before taking a position with AgStar Financial Services, where she remained employed until her 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 50 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, Minn., and Danica (Nick) Walser of Mankato, Minn.; grandchildren, Zoey and Kimber Elg and Jacob and Sophia Walser; sisters, Joan (Tom) Reiten of Grand Forks, N.D., Kathryn (John) Kraft of Ham Lake, Minn., and Sandra Abraham of Billings, Mont.; along with nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.

Along with her parents, Diane was preceded in death by her husband, David Tvedten.