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DiAnn Clementich

May 06, 1937 - April 01, 2015

Memorial Service - Saturday

April 18, 2015 2:00 P.M.

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

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DiAnn Clementich

May 06, 1937 - April 01, 2015

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DiAnn Rose Clementich, age 77, of Fargo, ND passed away on April 1, 2015 at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo after a dignified and courageous extended battle with leukemia.

DiAnn was born May 6, 1937 at the family farm near Hankinson, ND to Peter and Scholastica Wawers. She attended Fairmount, ND public schools and after graduation, attended Valley City State University for one year where she earned her standard teaching certificate. She later finished her Elementary Education degree at Moorhead State University.

DiAnn married Alvin Clementich in Minot, ND on June 26, 1964. Al and DiAnn moved to Moorhead, MN in 1967. From there they moved to Hawley, MN in 1970 where they remained until 2001 when they moved to Fargo, ND.

DiAnn taught in rural North Dakota Schools for 2 years. She taught school in Mandan, Jamestown, Glenwood and the Minot Air Force Base. After completing her degree, she taught 5th and 6th grade in Hawley, MN from 1970-1998.

DiAnn was a member of St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Park, MN. Following this Al and DiAnn were founding members of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Hawley, MN. After moving to Fargo, they attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moorhead, MN.

DiAnn loved to read. She always had a book by her side and her taste in subjects was extremely varied. She also loved doing embroidery and enjoyed taking embroidery classes. Cooking was also one of her favorite pastimes. She enjoyed taking Chinese cooking and candy making classes. Music was one of DiAnn’s favorite hobbies. She played the trumpet and when she taught 6th grade, loved to take a trumpet from one of her students and show them she still could play better than they could, even at her “advanced age”. DiAnn loved to sing and could always pick out harmonies for the hymns in church. DiAnn loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed visiting with her brothers and sisters and her in-laws, affectionately referred to as the Outlaws by her family. DiAnn enjoyed teaching and she loved seeing former students and talking with them. She loved talking to people at Roger Maris Cancer Center during her appointments and would take great joy in complementing fellow cancer patients on their hats.

DiAnn is survived by her 3 children: Lynda Lofflin, Littleton, CO, Sharon (Brad) Marsten, Moorhead, MN, Michael (Holly) Clementich, Willmar, MN; Grandchildren: Laurie (Rob) Ferron, Marion, MT, Beki (Scott) Wilson, Littleton, CO, Jeff (Katherine) Register, Highlands Ranch, CO, Nikki (Jim) Weaver, Fargo, ND and twins Elijah and Elliana Clementich, Willmar, MN; Great Grandchildren: Tyler, Tess, and Jake Ebele and Angela (Wes) Keller, all Littleton, CO, and Jude Register, Highlands Ranch, CO; Great Great Granchildren: Lakota, Blake, and Katelyn Keller, and Isaac Ebele, all Littleton, CO; Siblings: Ben (Marilyn) Wawers, Wahpeton, ND, Eve (Franklin) Miller, Duluth, MN, Marlys Miller, Fargo, ND and Paul (Joan) Wawers, Wahpeton, ND; Sister in law (Outlaw): Edith Wawers, Wahpeton, ND and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin, parents Peter and Scholastica, grandchild Andrew Register; Brothers Edwin Wawers and Leander Wawers; Sister Ione O’Hearn; Outlaws (in-laws) Vangie Wawers, Eugene (Jinks) O’Hearn, and Lyle Miller, Son-in-law Michael Lofflin and nephew Terry Wawers.

There will be a Memorial Service for DiAnn on April 18th at 2 pm at the Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will be held after the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at a later date.

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22 responses to “DiAnn Clementich”

  1. Chris Berg says:

    I had DiAnn for a teacher in six grade and loved her!!!!bless her!

  2. Bryce Kasin says:

    Mrs. Clemetich was my 5th grade teacher in Hawley. She was one of the best, we were lucky to have her as a teacher!

  3. Lori Borgen says:

    I had the pleasure of teaching with DiAnn. Great lady!
    I was just thinking about an activity she did with her students, “writing through the alphabet”, where she gave students a week to complete a writing activity of their choice. It was such an awesome way to get kids writing!
    She also had her students host a tea part for their parents, to teach them manners. She had high expectations of all her students and a soft spot for the hard to reach kid. She was a great teacher!

  4. Ginger Olson Dauner says:

    DiAnn was my 6 th grade teacher she was one of my favorites many good memories

  5. Annette (Tibbetts) Doucette says:

    Shocked! Had to leave mass this morning, with tears escaping my eyes. She was a fabulous teacher. I only had her for one or two subjects, but will always remember Mrs. Clementich. She will be missed by many.

    with love and appreciation,

    Annette Doucette

  6. Rodney Haug says:

    I never got used to addressing her as DiAnn. She will forever be Mrs. Clementich to me. She was a wonderful teacher who, I think, made each of her students feel special. I once told her a secret that would have been social suicide for me if it got out. She kept my secret and handled the situation with grace. What a wonderful woman.

  7. Beth (Brokate) Germolus says:

    Beautiful person and a favorite teacher of mine!

  8. Madalyn Mickelberg says:

    Mrs. Clementich was one of my all time favorite teachers! she was an amazing lady!! ..a beautiful soul! she will be dearly missed!

  9. Nicki (Hansen) Stetz says:

    My sympathy to the family. She definitely was a great teacher and lady.

    Mrs. Clementich was one of those amazing strict but fair teachers that most certainly impacted many lives. She taught me many things and will always have a special place in my heart. I can still remember receiving our special Christmas gift of a silver dollar, each one of us receiving in our own little hand made pouch. Along with her assigning me her granddaughter Nikki as my pen pal during 5th grade.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  10. Sheryl Wermager says:

    Di Ann was such a special person. I had the honor of being a family church member with her and stood along side of her when we prepared many a turkey dinner. She was always fun and a hard working lady. I will miss you Di Ann and please greet my mom for me.

  11. shelley robertson says:

    I have many fond memories of my Aunt Diane, I will miss her and her sense of humor and courage

  12. Kathy Jorgensen says:

    Mrs. Clementich was my 5th grade teacher & welcomed me to Hawley School’s when we open enrolled from Lake Park. She was a wonderful woman & I will always remember her laugh. 🙂

  13. Kim (Okke) Peterson says:

    DiAnne, was my 6th grade teacher. She was one of the best, I so enjoyed her and the great stories she told! One of the things she told me stuck in my head, she would talk about her smoking and said don’t ever start because you will always have goats breath. I thought that was the funniest thing a teacher ever told me. She was an awesome lady and I will always smile when I think of her. Rest in peace Mrs Clementich…

  14. Dianne Haugo says:

    I was so sorry to learn of DiAnn’s death. She was such a smiley positive person. We enjoyed times together at Sturdevant events including a trade show in Las Vegas. Both of our daughters had her for a teacher and enjoyed school those years. I know you have wonderful memories to ease your pain, but it is always difficult to say good bye. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dianne Haugo

  15. Sherri Westby says:

    Mrs. Clementich was my sixth grade teacher. I will always remember how she showed respect and dignity to all of the students. As a teacher myself, I can only hope that a legacy of this sort will be remembered. Thank you Mrs. Clementich, for being such a powerful influence.

  16. Shannon (Barnick) Olson says:

    Mrs. Clementich was my 5th grade teacher. I was a new student to Hawley that year. She was a wonderful teacher and a very kind lady. She made me feel very welcome and was such a positive influence during a tough year.

  17. Brian Carlson says:

    Mrs. Clementich was my 5th grade teacher. When my grandma passed away that year I remember how caring and compassionate she was. She was such a wonderful person with a kind heart and great sense of humor. My sympathies to her many friends and family.

  18. Becky and Kent Marsten says:

    What a lovely tribute to a very special lady. She showed such strength of character and resilience–a woman to be admired and remembered. Our sympathies to all of the family and our understanding for the difficult days ahead. Lovingly, Becky and Kent

  19. Mary Olaon says:

    Mrs .Clementich was my 6th grade teacher. she was a wonderful teacher and very caring person.I don’t remember where or what she would do after school but I would go over and watch her son Michael. I offen thought about her through out the years. The house in Hawley is Mrs. Clementich and she will always be Mrs. Clementich, peace be with you all, and take care.

  20. Janet Dolva says:

    Mrs. Clementich was my 6th grade teacher. She was a kind lady. I liked her. RIP. My thoughts go out to her family.

  21. Mike Sheerin says:

    My Sincere sympathy to your family. I remember her, fore she was my sixth grade teacher, when she was teaching in Hawley, MN

  22. jill shuman jones says:

    So sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of her and your whole family.

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