Dianne Lynn (Peterson) Miller, 72, of St. James, died June 21, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James. Service will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church - St. James, on Monday, June 26 at 11 a.m.
Dianne Lynn (Peterson) Miller, 72, of St. James, died June 21, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James. Service will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church - St. James, on Monday, June 26 at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Rev. Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner. Interment will be at East Sveadahl Lutheran Cemetery in St. James. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Dianne was born May 23, 1945 to Virgil "Ole" and Tina (Dick) Peterson in St. James, where she grew up. She was a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed. She graduated from St. James high school in 1963. She married Stan Noren on Aug. 10, 1963 and together raised two daughters, Lisa and Lori on their family farm by Sveadahl. They were members of the East Sveadahl Lutheran Church. On the farm, Dianne cherished her time in the field, in the yard and loved all the animals. In 1983, she began working for Teleview Systems as a Manager in St. James and eventually she moved along with the business to Appleton. While there, she made a home and married Charlie Miller on Aug. 26, 1991. They resided in rural Dawson on the Miller farm. Together they farmed, gardened, camped, and loved to travel, After Charlie’s death in 1997, Dianne moved to the St. Petersburg, Fla. area. There she was active as President of the mobile park she lived in, dabbled in politics, was a security guard at Florida Natural and made many new dear friends. In 2011 she returned home to St. James and worked as a bookkeeper at the Ag Center in Lewisville. She resided at the East Sveadahl church parsonage where she felt at home and loved being back with all of her family and friends. She loved being home and close to her grandchildren. Her animals Charlie and Elle Mae were a huge part of her life. Spending time with Bob and Audrey Swanson as well as Tom and Linda Hacket gave her great joy. Dianne was an exceptional classy lady that gave more to others than she did to herself and will be missed dearly. Her hobbies included reading, sewing, gardening and being with her family.
She is survived by daughters, Lisa Shellum and special friend Dana Burgeson, Lori ( Chad) Urevig of St. James; granddaughters, Mallory Shellum, special friend Derek Gustafson of Minneapolis, Macey Shellum, special friend Mitch Vetter of Mankato, Mackenzie Blickem of St. James; brothers, Doug (Mary Kay) Peterson of Northfield, Mike (Judy) Peterson of Hudson, Wis.; nieces, nephews and their children. Special friend Leo Pawlenski of Largo, Fla. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Miller; parents; grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.