Diane Nora (Runck) Ohlemann

Devoted and joy filled follower of Jesus

Age 82, of Oakdale, formerly of Gibbon

Diane fell asleep in the Lord on Sept. 26, 2019, surrounded by the loving care of her family. She now is in paradise with her Savior, Jesus.

Survived by her husband, John, of 61 years; three children, Nora (John) Foster, Clay (Carol) Ohlemann, and Renee (Todd) Messner; and nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren (and two more on the way this December). Also survived by her beloved brothers, Dennis (Nina) Runck and Lowell Runck, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Diane enjoyed nature, fishing and golf. She especially had a life-long love of being in a boat and on a lake. She also enjoyed painting and singing in choirs. Diane had a deep faith in and love for her Savior. She served faithfully in many ministries and leaves a wonderful legacy of children and grandchildren that walk in the Lord and serve in ministry. Prayer was a daily discipline and she filled many journals and updated her written lists as her family grew. She was beautiful inside and out with love of her Savior shining through her actions. 

Born Sept. 22, 1937, in Springfield, Minn., to William L. and Nora (Isaksen) Runck. Preceded in death by her parents; sister, Elaine Erickson; brothers-in-law, Ronald Olson, Ken Erickson and Raymond Plotz; sisters-in-law. Diane Runck and Audrey Plotz. 

Visitation at Zion Lutheran Church, Sanborn, Saturday Oct. 5,  at 11a.m.  Memorial Service at noon, and burial of her earthly body in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery to await the resurrection. Arrangements with Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Condolences may be left at www.sturmfh.com.

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