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Dianne Kay Bjork

Dianne Kay Bjork

Dianne Kay Bjork, age 75, of River Falls, WI, passed away on November 1, 2018, at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. She was born on April 8, 1943, in Pepin, WI. On December 14, 1974, Dianne was united in marriage to Ronald James Bjork in Durand, WI. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and later a Real Estate Agent.

Family was a central part of Dianne's life. She loved being a doting grandma and enjoyed baking - especially cookies - for her family and friends. Other interests included quilting, reading and weekly Bible Study with dear friends. Civic-minded, she voted early in the 2018 general election.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Esther (Austin) Stromness; and siblings, Shirley Huff, Leonard Stromness, Richard Stromness and Phyllis Morgan.

Dianne is deeply missed by her loving husband of 44 years, Ronald Bjork; her children, Luanne (Henry James) Meinke, Susan (Chip) Tangen, Heidi Bjork, Rebecca Gilles, Nathan Bjork (Brian Blaine); beloved adopted daughter, Sandra (David) Symicek; grandchildren, Katherine (John) Tangen Mumm, George C. Tangen, Elisabeth Egstad, Henry Colin Meinke, Sarah Meinke; beloved adopted grandchildren, Heather Bashaw and Matthew (Amanda) Symicek; her siblings, Karen Mawlby, Larry (Sharon) Stromness, Linda Bauer; her 4-legged companions, Sally and Pip; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was 11:00am Monday, November 5th at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 211 East Division Street, River Falls, WI. Visitation was 9:30-11:00am prior to the Mass, also at the church. Interment was in St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery, River Falls. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

Services are entrusted to O'Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls, WI. www.oconnellbenedict.com 715-425-5644