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Diane & John (#46842343)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Oct. 2016: John passed away Oct. 2015 & he was the other half of me & our gravewalking team. He loved the hobby of cleaning the stones, clipping around them, whatever it took for me to get a good picture, then downloading the pics here. He loved hearing from folks who were grateful to find the pics. I have not been in a cemetery to take pictures again & I may never feel like doing so on my own. But I will keep those that we have entered up to date & process any Edits that I get. John would want that.

PLEASE use the "Edit" button for making any kind of requests regarding our memorials, and NOT the message board, even when asking for a transfer. Much, much quicker from my end to answer that way.

Any of our photos can be used by anyone for genealogical purposes. Please add: "Photo by Find A Grave Contributor Diane & John (#46842343)"
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Jane Lane
John's passing
Diane, so sorry to hear of John's passing. I know he will be missed. You two have made quie a contribution to Find A Grave and for that we are grateful. I hope you will continue on with what you both obviously loved. May god bless and keep you. Jane
Added by Jane Lane on Apr 30, 2017 8:59 AM
Donnie Ruyle
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Edwards Suttles
Diane & John: This (R&C (#48055704)person stated I should delete the memorial. I am transferring it to you so you care take care of it as I had more information. Donnie
Added by Donnie Ruyle on Apr 25, 2017 7:53 AM
R Timm
Ervin J. Busse bio
Ervin J. Busse, 73, of rural Mankato, died Thursday, March 16, 1995, at his home. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato, the Rev. L. Dale Redlin officiating. Burial is in Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mankato Mortuary and one hour before services at the church. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or School or donorís choice.
Mr. Busse was born April 20, 1921, in North Mankato, to Emil and Adelheid (Rathjen) Busse. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1939. He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1942-45 as a glider pilot. He worked for Hoe Gas Co. from 1946-47. He worked for Omaha Railroad from 1947-51. In 1951, he started Busse Express and ran this until retiring in 1989. He also worked for the U.S. Post Office during this time as a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1983. He taught flying at Mankato Airport for a number of years. He married Norma J. Siebel on June 10, 1951, in St. James. He was a member of Rapidan and Key City Sportsman Clubs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
He is survived by his wife; three sons and their wives, David and Julie of Mankato, Paul and Linda of Good Thunder and Mark and Andrea of Kooskia, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by one brother.

From Mankato Free Press
Added by R Timm on Apr 12, 2017 7:03 PM
Judy Grubb
Julia Blevins
Diane, So sorry to hear about your husband. You have my deepest condolences. My husband has sudden had to start chemo. He was on the initial if the chemo didn't work, given less than 4 weeks. But today found that it has shrunk abt 50% but we are buying time. Each day is a blessing. I haven't been working on sites for over 5 weeks just did not have the heart for it.
On Julia's if I ever find one like that again I will certainly get with you. I agree yours should also remain.
Prayers for you.

Added by Judy Grubb on Apr 11, 2017 11:05 AM
Condolences and Thank you!
Hello Diane,
My condolences on the loss of your husband John. I too enjoy walking among the cemetery gravestones, creating records of those buried there so no one is forgotten.

Thank you for continuing to maintain the Find a Grave Memorials you and your husband created so that we may find our missing family. Also, thank you for the permission to use the gravestone photos that you have provided. Appropriate credit will be given.
Added by JoDy on Apr 05, 2017 2:06 PM
Randee Walshe
Ellsworth Walshe, Georgia Walshe, Ernest Seiler
Thank you so much for the transfer of Ellsworth Walshe, Georgia Walshe and Ernest Seiler. I appreciate your help!
Added by Randee Walshe on Apr 04, 2017 3:26 PM
Elysa Allen Best
Thank you!
Thank you for the transfer of Hattie Barron!
Added by Elysa Allen Best on Apr 03, 2017 1:16 PM
Pauline Fagala
James Grant Allison
Diane, there was another child for James Grant Allison and Eva Richey Allison. Her name was Gertie Mae Richey. She married Oner Parsons. They had six children which included one set of twins.

Thank you so much for the work that you and your husband did.

Pauline Templeton Fagala
Added by Pauline Fagala on Apr 01, 2017 5:46 PM
Greg Anderson
Thanks Diane for making those changes. Best Wishes, Greg Anderson
Added by Greg Anderson on Mar 30, 2017 12:49 PM
Jennifer Holte Kerr
I am so sorry about the passing of your husband. You two did great work for so many people. Thank you.
Added by Jennifer Holte Kerr on Mar 29, 2017 1:08 PM
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