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Diana Kendall

July 29, 1950-March 19, 2010

Diana Mae Kendall, 59, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 19, 2010 at her home.

Diana was born the daughter of Sylvester and Opal (Robbins) Neis on July 29, 1950 in Veblen, S.D. She graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1969. Diana married Oliver Kendall on August 30, 1969 in Park Rapids. They made their home in Wadena for a short time, before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1970.

Diana worked as a waitress, had a children's clothing business, was a daycare provider and worked at the Divine House in Detroit Lakes. Diana was a very friendly person with a great personality. She made all of her jobs a lot of fun. She loved all the people and the children that she worked with.

Diana enjoyed going to rummage sales and thrift stores. Most of all, she enjoyed all the time that she got to spend with her children and grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren were the main focal point of her life and she loved them with all her heart; Diana had a very large heart.

Surviving Diana are her husband of forty years, Oliver Kendall of Detroit Lakes; son, Curtis Kendall of Anoka, Minn.; daughter, Christine (Greg) Masteller of Frazee; five grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon, Coleton, Lane and Jacob; mother, Opal Ruter of Park Rapids; sister, Jane Neis and her husband, Gary Harkcom of Dumfries, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Paula Neis of Veradale, Wash., and Julie Neis of Nevis, Minn.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Diana in death were her father and three brothers, Joseph, Roger and Daniel Neis.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 22 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, with the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23 in the United Methodist Church, Detroit Lakes. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

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