Diane Munter

diane munter
July 30, 1942 - May 14, 2021 Diane Munter passed away surrounded by family on May 14, 2021, two days after celebrating 59 years of marriage with her soulmate, Gillette. Diane Solveig Thorsrud was born July 30, 1942, in Fargo, North Dakota, to Lewis and Ruth (Thoreson) Thorsrud. Diane grew up and attended school in Hillsboro, North Dakota, graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1960. Diane Thorsrud and Gillette Munter were united in marriage on May 12, 1962, in Sisseton, South Dakota. They lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where their son, Michael, was born in 1963. They moved back to Hillsboro where their infant son was born sleeping in 1966 and their daughter, Rachel, was born in 1968. Diane and her family enjoyed a one-year adventure living in Sumner, Washington, in the 1970s before moving back to Hillsboro where Diane lived happily for the rest of her life. Diane was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where, pre-pandemic, she could be found in the back pew every Sunday waiting to tell Pastor Joe “Good sermon!” Diane was a homemaker and caretaker often helping others by babysitting. Diane was exceedingly kind without a harsh word for anyone. She was the family calendar keeper making sure all birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays were recognized with an envelope addressed on her typewriter and a handwritten card. Life in Diane’s family and community will never be as sweet without her. Diane is survived by her husband, Gillette; her son, Michael, and his wife, Jackie; her daughter, Rachel, and her husband, Curt; and her grandchildren Matthew, Amanda, Cassy, Samantha, and Jessica. She is survived by her brother, Ron, and his wife, Sue; her sister, Marilyn, and her husband, Bernell; and her brother, Joel. Diane is also survived by many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews on both sides, and her church family, neighbors, and friends. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, five older half siblings, and her infant son who she finally gets to hold in her arms for the first time and for eternity. There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website.

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  1. Condolences to Diane’s entire family on the loss of this very kind lady. I got to know Diane when we were in circle Bible study together. She was such a joy! May God bless our memories of her.

  2. Diane and I were classmates for our entire lives. I remember her with fondness as she always treated all of us with kindness. Diane never had an unkind word to say about anybody. She was open and friendly as all of her family was and as her neighbors we enjoyed them all. I would only see her at funerals when I returned to Hillsboro and she had never changed—always a kind word and smile.

  3. We were neighbors with the Thorsruds for many years so would run into Diane quite often. She was such a kind person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  4. So very sorry for your loss! We were neighbors and I remember how nice she was. May your wonderful memories of Diane comfort you. Prayers to you all!

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Diane was a bright spot in any day. Such a caring and kind soul. Her presence will be missed by many. God bless her memory.
    Stuart and Kathy Larson
    Park Rapids MN

  6. Sorry to hear about Diane.
    I had the privilege of meeting her at the Munter reunions and she was always so easy to visit with.
    Please accept my condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with Gillette and all the Munters.

  7. Love and prayers to the family Diane was a lovely lady always had a smile or a wave Love Chuck And Diana Punton

  8. Diane was such a kind and caring lady who always had a smile and a friendly hello to share with me. Diane made the community of Hillsboro so special and her presence will be missed. My thoughts, hugs, and prayers to Gillette, Michael, Rachel, Joel and the entire family.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you folks at this sad time!!
    Marvyl (Halvorson) STRASSBERG 🌺

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