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Diane Marie Benedict

September 15, 1959 - February 17, 2021

Celebration of Diane's Life - Wednesday

February 24, 2021
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Wednesday

February 24, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Diane Marie Benedict

September 15, 1959 - February 17, 2021


Diane M. Benedict, 61, Fargo passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Diane was born September 15, 1959 in Rugby, North Dakota to Lyle and O’Della (Robinson) Marchus. She started school in Leeds, ND before her family moved to Fargo where she graduated from Fargo North High School in 1977. She went to work for US West Telephone Service as a Cord Board Operator in Fargo for 18 years. She also worked for Country Greenery and enjoyed working around plants and flowers.

She married Arvine Benedict on October 17, 1992 at Hickson Lutheran Church, Hickson, ND. They made their home in Fargo, North Dakota.

She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and her biggest love of all was for her dog Gordon. She loved going for walks and gardening and enjoyed working out when she could. She also enjoyed traveling.

Diane is survived by her husband, Arvine, Fargo, ND; siblings, David Marchus, West Fargo, ND, Debby Marchus, Fargo, ND, Denise Marchus, Fargo, ND, brother-in-law, Philip (Peggy) Benedict, Maple Grove, MN, sister-in-law, Roberta Benedict, Crystal, MN and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Diane’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


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20 responses to “Diane M. Benedict”

  1. Renee and Larry Lord says:

    David, Deb, Denise, So so sorry to hear the sad news of Diane’s passing. My Heart is sad for all of you. May Diane rest in Heavenly Peace.💞

  2. Vicki Hoover says:

    I worked with Diane at the telephone company for the years she was there. I loved Diane. She was a very sweet person. Gone too soon for sure.

  3. Rick and Jackie says:

    With deepest sympathy our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rick and Jackie

  4. Curt & Denise Waldie says:

    We are very sad to hear of Diane’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with great affection during this difficult and sad time.
    Curt & Denise Waldie

  5. Jan Luptak says:

    To Arvine and family,

    Please accept my condolences of your loss. I am sorry to learn of this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Mary Jo Abel says:

    So sorry to for your loss. Diane was such a sweet person we were great friends when we worked together at the phone company. She will be missed.

  7. Janet Beckman says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family in the loss of this beautiful lady. Janet Beckman

  8. Patty Jo Chandler says:

    Arvine and family,
    I worked with Diane at the telephone company. I have never worked with a nicer person. She will be missed by all who knew her. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  9. Marsha Emarine says:

    I worked with Diane at USWest and later AT&T. She was such a nice person. Many years later, I again worked with Diane at Herberger’s in Moorhead. My thoughts are with her family.

  10. Lois Bylund says:

    Denise, I’m so sorry for your loss. God’s peace to you and your family as you grieve the loss of your sister.

  11. Greg Feir says:

    Arv, so saddened and shocked to hear of Diane’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Russ & Jill Nordland says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  13. Debi Hohman says:

    May you rest in peace Diane. 🙏♥️

  14. Mary Adams says:

    Arvine and Family, I pray for peace and comfort to be with you in this time of loss. I worked with Diane at U S West. My memories of her bring thoughts of such a nice disposition, and a real sweetness. She was a true pleasure to be around. My sincere condolences.

  15. Eric and Vicky Esterby says:

    I am so very sorry and saddened by your loss. Words are hard to come by at times like this, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Roy M Aafedt says:

    My dearest friend I have you in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be with you during this troubling time and give you the strength and courage to go forward in life. I have many found memories of Diane and they put a smile on my face when I think of them. What a blessing to have been able to spend that much time with her. With love and compassion.
    Your friend forever
    Roy and Cindy Aafedt

  17. Steve and Pat Goldade says:

    So sorry Arvin. Sending prayers your way.

  18. Bob Staloch says:

    My deepest condolences for your lose, Arvine

  19. ArdelleBrandt says:

    Arvine,Our sincere sympathy is with you. She was such a beautiful person. l listed to the service on line and it was beautiful and so was the music,so touching.Hopefully time will help you with the pain,and think of the wonderful times you had together and and that will help.It sounds like you were a wonderful husband to her.DeAnn thinks a lot of you,you are a very good Boss. Take care and get back to work,that usually helps. Harold and Ardelle Brandt

  20. Jeff Krausert says:

    Arvine, my sincere condolences for your loss. I ran across this today. I haven’t seen you since college days on Yukon, and never met her but knowing you she was a good soul and much too young.
    I have great memories of you, Philip and Roberta and wish you well in the years ahead. Jeff

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