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April 10, 1942 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Diane Louise Osterhout (Nelson) joined the love of her life in heaven on October 19th, 2023 at her home in Sioux Falls, SD. Diane was born on April 10th, 1942 to Evelyn (Morin) Nelson and Herbert Nelson in Minneapolis, MN. Diane spent her childhood in South Minneapolis a stones throw away from Lake Harriet. In 1958, Diane would meet a handsome young sailor named David Osterhout on a train during a high school class trip. For the next year, they corresponded via letters which turned into love letters. Keeping those letters all these years, on July 16th 1960, Diane married David and this year had celebrated 63 years together. In the early years of their marriage, Diane would work in both a restaurant and a country club as a server to help provide for a growing family. Most of her career and passion was as an LPN caring for the elderly in various nursing homes,first in Minnesota and then in 1984 with a move to Arizona until she retired. Diane loved all things family and cherished every moment she could spend with them. Diane could alway s be found right along side David in the kitchen when they made meals together or during the holiday's when the baking would begin and seemingly would never end.
Diane is preceded in death by her husband David, just 7 weeks ago, her parents, brother David Nelson, brother in laws George, Jeff and John Osterhout, David Lorbecki, one grand child and one great grandchild.
Survived by her sister-in-law Nancy Lorbecki of Elkhart Lake, WI, daughter Deb Gross (Jan) of Dell Rapids, SD sons Darren Osterhout (Ann) of Sasebo, Japan, Dwayne Osterhout (Ngoc) of Navarre, FL and Doug Osterhout (Jennifer) of Bath, Maine. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, ten great grand child ren and one great great grand son, many nieces, nephews, cousins and life long friends.
A dual service will be held for Diane and David on April 25th, 2024. Time and location in Minneapolis, MN TBD. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on April 26th, 2024 at 10:00 A.M with full military honors (for David).