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Diane Catherine Durben-Peterson


Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Diane Durben-Peterson, 34, of Lanesboro, a registered nurse, died Sunday, July 23, 2000 at her home following a 3-1/2 year illness with cancer.

Diane Catherine Durben was born May 14, 1966, in Osage, IA, lived in Stacyville, IA, as a child and attended St. Ansgar, IA, schools. She moved to Fort Dodge, IA, with her family in 1979 and attended school in the Fort Dodge School District until 1982 when the family moved to Austin. She graduated from Austin High school in 1984, received an associate degree in nursing from Rochester Community College in 1986, and after receiving a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Winona State University in 1991, worked at University Hospital in Iowa City, IA, for a year. From 1987 until the time of her death, she was a registered nurse with Mayo Foundation. On July 7, 1990, she married John E. Peterson and they made their home in Lanesboro. Her husband is employed by Jerome Foods in Rochester. A member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, she served on the Pastoral Council, was a past president of the Council of Catholic Women, taught first communion for faith formation and was a member of the choir. She was active in the American Cancer Society, specifically the Relay for Life event, a member of the Society of Urologic Nurses Association, and enjoyed playing tennis, shopping, listening to music and watching movies.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Katlyn Rose, and a son, Erik Gilbert, both at home; her parents, Norman and Mary (Carroll) Durben of Austin; three sisters, Pat Levorson of St. Ansgar, Rose (Keith) Hemann of Iowa City and Judy (Michael) Starr of Rochester, and two brothers, Mike Durben of Stacyville and Jerry (Lara) Durben of Brooklyn Park, MN.

The funeral for Mrs. Durben-Peterson was held Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lanesboro with the Rev. Thomas Loomis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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