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Diane Hazel Hansen

Diane Hazel Hansen

Diane Hazel Hansen, 82, of Brookston, Minn., died Sunday, March 30, 2014, in her home. She was born March 19, 1932, to Asa and Dina Reed in Duluth, Minn. She grew up in Culver, Minn., and graduated from Alborn High School. After high school, Diane worked and studied drawing. Her dream was to design women's clothing. Her dream changed when she met Lawrence Hansen. They were married on June 30, 1956. Diane continued to draw but expanded her artistic ability to gardening, painting, and doing various activities that showcased her creativity. She often donated her time and energy in many different community projects. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Tester Niemi Post 562 Legion Auxiliary. Diane also loved making jam and donuts with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her five daughters, Robin (Leon Sulerud) Hansen of Duluth, Susan (Michael) Smith of Brookston, Aprilette (Randy) Paulson of Saginaw, Minn., Brenda (Scott Kuhlman) Hansen of Brookston, and Gayle (Brody) Hennager of Culver; and many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Sadly, Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, her siblings, parents, and many close friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brooke Manor for the love and care they gave their mom.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet, and Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brookston.

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April 3, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.