April 18, 2015 2:00 P.M.Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo
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.