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D. Peterson webDiane Bertha Peterson died on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  She was 67 years old.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Saturday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Diane’s home in Brook Park.

Inurnment will be at a later date.

Diane Bertha Peterson was born in Moorhead, MN to Kenneth & Mildred Peterson. She grew up in Gibbon, MN and was an only child. Diane attended Gibbon Public School and graduated in 1967. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and graduated with a BS in teaching. She taught in Wabasso, St George Catholic School, and Mount Hope Redemption Lutheran. She retired in 2009 because of illness.

Diane married her life partner of 38 years, Janie Whim on December 13, 2014. During their years together, they were blessed with 3 children. They resided in Brook Park at the time of her passing. Diane was a member of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. She was an avid Christian. Diane had a kind spirit and was a wonderful person. She would do anything for her family. She was loved by everyone she met. She will be missed more than words can describe.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her wife, Janie, children, Jonas, Alice, & Sasha, 3 nieces, 2 nephews,15 grand nieces and nephews, and cousins Lee, Larry, Roger, Darrel, & Duane Borgen.




  1. Hello,

    I am so sorry to hear about Diane. I was a former student of hers from St. George School. My mom and I were just talking about “Miss Peterson” and the Sisters (Nuns) that I had for teachers in St. George on Father’s Day. Diane was an amazing teacher! I will always remember the loud snap of her fingers and the look she would give any student who wasn’t paying attention! I will never forget being part of the Christmas Plays/Programs she would write for the students at St. George School each year. Everyone had a part in the program- big or small everyone felt special. One of the parts I had was playing Theresa the Dancing Teddy Bear- I don’t remember any of my lines, but I do remember I had to act out ice skating on stage. Also, Drama class was also a blast on Wednesday afternoons- I will never forget those fun times.

    I am sorry for your loss- she was an amazing 3rd and 4th grade teacher who holds a special place in my heart!

    With Sympathy,
    Sheila (Beranek) Katzung

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