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November 18, 2018

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Memorial service for Diane Stein March 30 at SUMC

The memorial service for Diane Stein, 83, of Stewartville, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018, at Stewartville United Methodist Church with Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating. 
Mrs. Stein died on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 of cancer at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester-Methodist Campus. 
Diane Mae Kalass was born Oct. 7, 1934 in rural Zumbrota, to Arnold and Oress (Fredrickson) Kalass. She grew up in rural Zumbrota, graduating from Zumbrota High School in 1952. She was employed as a medical secretary and surgical recorder at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Diane was married on May 28, 1954 to Robert E. Stein. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Marion and Grand Meadow before moving to Stewartville in 1963, where they raised their family and have continued to make their home. Diane was a homemaker and was also employed as a bookkeeper at All-American Co-op in Stewartville for 23 years and in the office of the Stewartville Care Center for five years until her retirement. Bob was a longtime employee of IBM until his retirement. Mr. Stein died on Aug. 5, 2010. Diane was a longtime active member of the Stewartville United Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees and was active in its ladies groups. She enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling, including trips overseas. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  
Diane is survived by one son and four daughters, Jeffrey (Sonia) Stein of Stewartville, Barbara (Peter) Norby of Canton, Sherry (Greg) Hinkle of Stewartville, Janice (Terry) Jones of Grand Meadow and Pamela (Kevin) Wester of Stewartville;12 grandchildren, Cheryl (Jesse) Kuennen, Jason (Sunshine) Norby, Jarrod (Breanna) Hinkle, Kyle (Lacy) Hinkle, Jeremy Jones (DeAnn Johnson), Clint Jones, Dianna (Dr. Steven) Robinson, Matthew Stein, Michelle (Eric) Schlichter, Daniel Wester, Adam Wester and Nick Wester; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul (Marilyn) Kalass of Zumbrota and three sisters, Sharon (Frank) Rettenberg of San Rafael, Cal., Judy Kalass of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Mary Zimmerman of Lakeville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her parents, one sister, Sue Post, and a brother, James Kalass. 
A time of visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Friday afternoon at the church. A private family burial will take place at a later date at the Frankford Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
Memorials may be made to the Stewartville United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.  

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