DIANE LEE WINSTON, age 54, of Grand Rapids, MN, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital. Diane was born in 1960 to Robert and Joyce Winston in Duluth, MN. She grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Iron Mountain, Michigan prior to moving to Grand Rapids, MN in 1981. Diane worked at Occupational Development Center in Grand Rapids for over 22 years and lived at Homes, Incorporated until 2010. For the past 5 years, she has lived at Evergreen Terrace.
Diane was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids since 1981. She loved puzzle books, crocheting and especially traveling. Diane was also an avid animal lover.
Diane’s family wishes to thank the staff at Evergreen Terrace for her care over the last several years and to the staff at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital for their love and care with Diane and her family during her last few days.
Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, Alice and Louis McDougall; paternal grandparents, Pearl and Edward Winston; her two loving pets, Skippy and Curly; paternal aunts and uncles, Bernice and Alvin Mann, Charles and Grace Winston, Edward and Dorothy Winston, and Norman and Mary Jane Winston; and two cousins, Gary Winston and Nonnie Lou Winston Piper.
Diane is survived by her parents, Robert and Joyce Winston of Grand Rapids, MN; her sister, Carol LaFave of Iron Mountain, MI; her loving cat, Tiger; aunt and uncle, Janet and Ronald Sinclair of Burnsville, MN; her pal and former brother-in-law, George LaFave and his family of Iron Mountain, MI; and many special cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 12th from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM Funeral Service at United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids. Rev. Al Bolte and Rev. Marva Jean Hutchens will officiate. Burial will be in Oneota Cemetery in Duluth, MN.
Memorials can be given to United Methodist Church Sunday School, the Methodist Northern Pines Camp, or the American Kidney Fund of Minnesota.
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