Diane Louise Bigalk passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the age of 78, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services on Friday morning.
She was born September 13, 1944, to Lester and Dorothy (Matson) Torgerson in Lanesboro, Minn. She attended and graduated from Harmony High School in 1962.
On June 24, 1964, she married Lee Bigalk at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. They resided in Mankato, Minn., prior to moving back to Harmony, where they raised their two children; Rosanne and Richard. She worked with Lee performing day-to-day operations at Bigalk Chevrolet Co. until their retirement. After their retirement, Diane and Lee enjoyed wintering in Arizona and opening their doors to family and friends.
Diane enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and embroidery. She was famous for her cakes and love of baking. Her skills were on display at many birthdays, graduations and weddings. She was also known for her rosettes and shared them at care centers and church functions in Harmony. Diane and Lee spent many hours on golf courses in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arizona, teaching their children and grandchildren to love the game of golf. Diane was active at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Ladies Aide, Community Chest, as well as teaching Bible and Sunday School.
Diane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her most cherished time was spent with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Lee; daughter Rosanne (Steve) Casterton of Queen Creek, Ariz., son Richard (Dawn) Bigalk of Milwaukee, Wis., grandchildren Ethan (Tori), Lucas (Darryl), Garett (Sierra Jo) Casterton, Ian and Morgan Bigalk; siblings Dennis (Janelle) Torgerson, Brad Torgerson, Michelle (Orson) Guttormson and Karen James; sisters-in-law Deb Erickson and Marge Torgerson, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Dorothy Torgerson, father-in-law Russell, mother-in-law Ione Bigalk, brother Larry Torgerson, sisters-in-law Barb Torgerson and Virginia Bigalk, brother-in-law Jeffry “Eric” Erickson, nephew LuVerne Torgerson and a great-granddaughter, Rylee Casterton
Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.