Dianne Carolyn (Sather) Iversen, age 72, of Austin

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Dianne Carolyn (Sather) Iversen, age 72, of Austin, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Dianne was born April 3, 1942, and raised in Benson, Minnesota.  She married Burton Iversen on June 16, 1962.

Dianne was a caring, thoughtful, and generous person.  Her beautiful home and picturesque gardens reflected her creative and unique style.  She loved flowers, dancing, playing cards and a good joke.  Dianne was a favorite among her nieces and nephews due to her fun loving personality.  She made her home a magical place for her grandkids who loved her dearly.  Dianne worked as a bookkeeper and decorating consultant for Winkels Carpet in Perham, Minnesota for 25 years.  She spent a short time at Countryside Carpets in Buffalo, Minnesota and was a partner in Frank & Tom’s Floral in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota for several years after moving to Austin.  She spent her winters decorating inside and her summers decorating outside.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Burton Iversen, Austin, MN; three children, Pam (Paul) Freer, Buffalo, MN, Jon (Jeanne) Iversen, Richfield, MN, Jay (Yong) Iversen, Cottage Grove, MN; five grandchildren, Jesse (Paula) Gleason, Ashley (Garrett) Peterson, Delaney and Ethan Freer, Elizabeth Iversen; four great grandchildren, Liam and Brady Gleason, Lana and Dane Peterson; two sisters, Verona Skare, Burnsville, MN, Marge Commerford, Buffalo, MN.

 She is preceded in death by her parents, Mervin and Pauline Sather; sisters, Marian Olson and Doris Collins.

 A funeral service will be held 11 am on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 Minnesota Hwy. 25, Buffalo, MN  55313.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.  Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

 Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program in Austin, Minnesota.

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