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Diana M (Anderson) Ledin

February 14, 1938 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Diana Ledin Obituary

In Loving Memory of Diana Marie (Anderson) Ledin – Our Beloved Valentine

Diana Marie Ledin, born on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 1938, in Brainerd, Minnesota, peacefully departed from this world on January 27th, 2024, surrounded by her loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Diana’s life was a testament to love, resilience, and gratitude. 

She was the beloved daughter of Art and Minnie Anderson of Brainerd, MN, who preceded her in death. She cherished her 65 years of marriage and is survived by her loving husband Ralph, and her three children Jeff (Cindy) Ledin, Jill (Paolo) Bellobuono, Jamie (Kari) Ledin, grandchildren Jesse (Jessica) Ledin, Katie (Adrien) Ledin, great-grandchildren Ella and Luca, brother James (Linnea, deceased) Anderson, niece, Christine, deceased (John) Sesin, and nephew and godchild, Eric (Heather) Anderson, nephew Andy Anderson, nephews, nieces and godchildren, John (Katy) Michaletz, Peter (Alexa) Michaletz, Mara (Pete) Michaletz, Anne (Evan) Burgart, sister-in-law Janice (Russ) Michaletz, sister-in-law Lois (Charlie) Anderson, deceased, godchild Anne Pearson and fur grandchildren Izzy, Bear, and Bentley as well as countless special lifelong friends who were an extension of her family. All of whom she left behind a message of upliftment and faith: "Lift one another up until we can be together again with Christ."

Her roots in the Anderson Brothers Construction company, family founded by her father, Art, and his brother, John, were a source of pride and purpose throughout her life. Her Norwegian heritage deeply influenced her, and she joyfully explored her roots through travels to Norway with Ralph. Gull Lake held a special magic for her, where she resided for over four decades, nurturing her family and creating a haven of warmth and hospitality on Holman Point.

Weekends at her home were filled with the aromas of her gourmet cooking and the laughter of loved ones. Diana's culinary talents were renowned, and those fortunate enough to attend her gatherings experienced her famous chocolate chip cookies and exquisite meals. Her impeccable table settings reflected her flair for decorating and added to the warmth of every occasion.

Beyond entertaining, Diana found joy in researching new recipes, travel destinations, and the latest decorating trends to share with her loved ones. Family holidays, especially Christmas when she held a special Christmas tea every year, held a special place in her heart, as she lovingly infused everything she did with her deep appreciation for family, friends, and Christ.

A Celebration of Life for Diana will be held on Sunday, May 26th, 1:00pm at the Norway Center, Grandview Lodge, Nisswa, MN, where her legacy of over 85 years will be honored. Diana will forever be remembered for being a cherished mother, wife, sister, friend and hostess, shaping the cherished memories of family and friends.

Thank you, Diana, for every second, minute, and a lifetime of love, joy, and for being the heartbeat of our lives. May you rest in eternal peace with Christ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to charities including The Babinski Foundation, Houston Pet Set, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Franklin Graham Samaritan's Purse, as her compassionate spirit continues to make a difference in the world.

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