Diane Marie Imdieke, the daughter of Sylvester and Susan (Langer) Kupfer, was born on Feb. 22, 1952, in Wadena. She grew up in Bluffton and graduated from Wadena High School in 1970. While attending college, Diane met the love of her life, Alan Imdieke. After dating for about a year, they were united in marriage on Aug. 28, 1971, in Bluffton. Together they moved to Osakis, where they raised their three children, Keith, Kyle and Lisa. While staying home to take care of her own family, Diane also babysat many other children over the years. She later worked at Food n Fuel for 13 years in various positions. Once her grandchildren were born, she dedicated her time to taking care of them. 

Family was a word Diane did not take for granted. She loved her husband, Alan, dearly and cherished every second with her children and grandchildren. Diane loved to babysit her grandchildren and spent as much time with them as possible. She was a strong woman who wore many hats in her family. She was a fine cook, an excellent baker, an organizer of family get-togethers, a counselor, and her children’s and grandchildren’s biggest fan. Diane was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching all levels of competition. She spent countless hours crocheting afghans, sewing and shortening clothing for her family, reading books and working in her flower garden. Diane was a patient, kind, smart and loving woman. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

Diane Marie Imdieke, of Osakis, died on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota, at the age of 69 years old. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Alan Imdieke of Osakis; son, Keith Imdieke of Alexandria; daughter, Lisa Lien of Osakis; eight grandchildren, Nicole Imdieke of Scottsdale, Arizona, Logan Wolf of Fargo, North Dakota, Julia Imdieke of Fargo, North Dakota, Alexa Lien of Osakis, Luke Imdieke of Osakis, Makenzie Lien of Osakis, Drew Imdieke of Osakis, and Keaton Lien of Osakis; brothers, Donnie (Mary) Kupfer of Detroit Lakes, Duane (Kathy) Kupfer of Florence, Arizona, and Bob (Breta) Kupfer of Burnsville; sister-in-law, Gladys Kupfer of Dent; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kyle Imdieke; daughter-in-law, Dayni Imdieke; and brother, Ray Kupfer.

Urn bearers and honorary urn bearers are her grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Father Robert Kieffer officiating.

A visitation took place from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis.

Inurnment was in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Osakis.

Arrangements are with the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home and Crematory. www.royhetland.com.

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