Dianne Lee Francis

Cease Family Funeral Home, Bagley

Dianne Lee Francis, 69, of Bagley, Minnesota died on Friday, December 24, 2021 at the Sanford Bagley Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley, Minnesota with Father Dave Super officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services.

Dianne was born on January 2, 1952 the daughter of Willard and Shirley (Olson) Gustafson. As a child, Dianne lived in Thief River Falls, MN, moving to Crookston as a teen. In 1968, she moved to be with her mom to Long Beach, CA. Dianne moved back to Crookston and graduated from Crookston High School in 1971 and then attended L.A. City College. Dianne worked several places, such as AAA in Long Beach, CA; she was the Finance Manager at Dondelinger Chevrolet in Bemidji and at Spaulding Motors in Bemidji, MN. She worked at Francis Floral, which she and her husband owned and operated. Dianne also worked at the Clearwater DAC as a caregiver. Dianne enjoyed traveling and reading cook books.

She is survived by her husband – Loren Francis of Bagley, MN; Sister – Julie (Jim) DaRose of Kalamazoo, MI; 2 step brothers – Paul Gustafson of Lincoln, NE; Mickey Thompson of Cedar Keys, FL; Nephews Guy and Justin DaRose; 2 step children; 8 step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers – Scott and Greg Gustafson.

Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com

Posted online on January 03, 2022

Published in Crookston Daily Times

Dianne Lee Francis

Cease Family Funeral Home, Bagley

Dianne Lee Francis, 69, of Bagley, Minnesota died on Friday, December 24, 2021 at the Sanford Bagley Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley, Minnesota with Father Dave Super officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services.

Dianne was born on January 2, 1952 the daughter of Willard and Shirley (Olson) Gustafson. As a child, Dianne lived in Thief River Falls, MN, moving to Crookston as a teen. In 1968, she moved to be with her mom to Long Beach, CA. Dianne moved back to Crookston and graduated from Crookston High School in 1971 and then attended L.A. City College. Dianne worked several places, such as AAA in Long Beach, CA; she was the Finance Manager at Dondelinger Chevrolet in Bemidji and at Spaulding Motors in Bemidji, MN. She worked at Francis Floral, which she and her husband owned and operated. Dianne also worked at the Clearwater DAC as a caregiver. Dianne enjoyed traveling and reading cook books.

She is survived by her husband – Loren Francis of Bagley, MN; Sister – Julie (Jim) DaRose of Kalamazoo, MI; 2 step brothers – Paul Gustafson of Lincoln, NE; Mickey Thompson of Cedar Keys, FL; Nephews Guy and Justin DaRose; 2 step children; 8 step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers – Scott and Greg Gustafson.

Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com

Posted online on January 03, 2022

Published in Crookston Daily Times