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Dianne Kaye Boltjes

January 10, 1948 May 10, 2015
Dianne Kaye Boltjes
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Obituary for Dianne Kaye Boltjes

Worthington, MN


      Dianne Kaye Boltjes was born on January 10, 1948, in Sioux Falls, SD. She was the daughter of Vernon and Mathilda (Otto) Eichhorn. Dianne married Michael Johnson in 1968 and they later divorced. Dianne married Gary Boltjes on January 1, 2001.

      Dianne attended grade school in Sioux Falls, SD. In 1962, she moved with her parents to Lakefield, MN, where she graduated from high school in 1966. She attended Worthington Community College where she received her 2 year degree in Liberal Arts.

      Dianne worked for 12 years at the Tempo store, then at American Family Insurance, Veterinary Medical Center, Lampert Lumber, First State Bank Southwest, Worthington Housing Authority, and The Meadows. She was also caretaker at Brittany, Stately Manor, Castlewood, and Lenore Manor apartments for many years.

      Dianne bowled every Thursday night in the Ladies Major League. She enjoyed making greeting cards, along with other craft projects. She enjoyed spending time with her cat Peanut, friends, and family. Dianne passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

      Dianne is survived by her husband, Gary of Worthington, MN; daughter, Staci (Tim) Murphy of Worthington; one son, Matthew (Amy) Johnson of Harrisburg, SD; two step daughters, Sara (Jay) Abbas of Farmington, MN and Kaila (Dave) Hurlburt of Bigelow, MN; one sister, Shirley (Harold) Gunderson of Harlingen, TX; one brother, Robert (Myrna) Eichhorn of Spooner, WI; seven grandchildren, Tyler Engelkes of Bigelow and Ethan Engelkes of Rushmore, MN, Ava Johnson and Addison Johnson of Harrisburg, Chase Hurlburt and Lexi Hurlburt of Bigelow, and Ella Abbas of Farmington, and her beloved cat, Peanut. She was preceded in death by her parents.

      Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Gary Andersen officiating. Private family burial will be held prior to the service in the Adrian Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington.

      Benson Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements.

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