Diane M. Arett, 70

Published 7:01 am Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Diane M. Arett, 70, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Austin.

Diane Marie was born April 24, 1949, in Rochester, Minnesota, to Vernon and Marian (Berg) Weis. She grew up in Austin and attended Austin schools, graduating with the class of 1967 from Austin High School. On May 1, 1971, Diane was united in marriage to Dale Arett at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. They were married for 27 years and were blessed with four sons.

Diane M. Arett, 70

Diane was a homemaker and devoted mother to her sons. Over the years, she also worked for various Austin businesses, including St. Olaf Hospital in central supply and later for REM/Woodvale. Diane was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church. She served the church as Sunday school superintendent and volunteered her time wherever her talents were needed. Diane also found time to care for her father for many years as his health was in decline. At the center of her life were her children and grandchildren and she loved following all of their sports and activities.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; and her infant son, Christopher. Diane is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Barbra Arett of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Andrew Arett of Austin and John and Tiffany Arett of Austin; 11 grandchildren, Brett Newell, Joshua Rasmussen, Ashley Rasmussen, Edward Arett, Elizabeth Arett, Taylor Arett, Isaiah Clennon, Kaitlin Arett, Mikayla Arett, Jett Arett and Magnolia Arett; brothers, Brian Weis of Mora, Minnesota, and Mark Weis of Austin; great-grandson, Maison Benson; sister, Karen Placek of Austin; former husband, Dale Arett of Minneapolis; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Madison Chelberg officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.