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Dianne Gale (Monson) Bryan

August 8, 1944 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 75)


Dianne Monson Bryan died peacefully on February 5, 2020, in Monticello, MN at the age of 75.  Dianne is survived by her children Jerry (Diane) of Panama City, FL; Barry (Sally) of Monticello, MN; and Dee (Doug) of Biwabik, MN; her brother Robert Monson (Barbara) of White Bear Lake; her sister Deborah Johnson (Larry) of Coon Rapids, MN; her sisters-in-law Estelle Monson of Rochester, MN; Donna Monson of Hibbing, MN; and her brother-in-law Michael Bryan (Janice) of Minnetonka, MN; as well as a large and loving family of 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and over 20 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Bob, her infant son Gary, her brothers Russell, Wayne, Donald and James Allen, and sister-in-law Jane Anne.

Dianne was born on August 8, 1944 in Hibbing, MN to Russell and Helen Monson. She was a proud member of the Hibbing High School class of 1962. In 1975 she married her loving husband Bob, who brought her the greatest fun, laughter and best times of her life. They lived in Hoyt Lakes, Aurora and Biwabik, MN; moved briefly to Glacier Park, MT, and returned to Biwabik where they happily lived their life with family and friends on the Iron Range. Dianne’s children, family and friends remember her as a wonderful fun-loving woman who was a great conversation maker, a social, easy to chat with friend and a listener with great wit and humor.  She was an excellent cook who loved to organize a party and constantly entertain others at her home.

Dianne will be buried with her husband Bob at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A memorial service is scheduled for February 22, 2020, at 4 p.m. at Riverside Church in Big Lake (Monticello), MN with a reception to follow. Pastor Skipp Machmer will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dianne’s life. Condolences can be sent to  The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at Centracare Nursing Home in Monticello and Allina Hospice for their dedication, kindness, and loving support.

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Memorial Service
February 22, 2020

4:00 PM
Riverside Church
20314 County Road 14 NW
Big Lake, MN 55309

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