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Diane Lou Praus, age 65 of Buffalo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. She was born January 27, 1955 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Donald and Fern (Johnson) Imme. 

Diane was a 1973 graduate of Richfield High School. She worked at Dayton’s for many years beginning in 1978 with their Dayton-Hudson Training Program until 1990. 

On November 15, 1980, Diane Imme and George Praus were united in marriage at Oak Grove Lutheran Church in Richfield. 

Diane enjoyed camping, animals, dancing, music and singing, fashion merchandising, decorating, bingo, and daily devotions in church and while at Lake Ridge Care Center. She enjoyed cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and was a dedicated fan.

Diane had an infectious personality who brought fun and a positive attitude wherever she went. She never met a person she couldn’t love. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Don and Fern Imme; aunt, Clarice; and uncle, Harold. 

Diane is survived by her husband, George Praus; sister, Linda (Bruce) Waterman; niece, Stacy (Josh) Newton and their daughter, Devyn; nephew, Trent (Laura) Waterman and their children, Kieran and Hannah; cousin, Karen (Terry) Fitzgerald; close friend, Joanne (Rick) Brunskill; and many other loving family and friends. 

A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Lake Ridge Care Center for all their love and support for Diane over the years. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM, with visitation beginning one hour prior, at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN. 

The Peterson Chapel. 763-682-1363.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Linda Berg

    Rest in peaceful sleep Diane. My deepest condolences to your family and friends.

  2. Julie K Johnson

    Diane was a very sweet lady. She will be dearly missed.

  3. Claudia Brau

    George: My deepest sympathy to you. Wishing you peace at this time.

  4. Maynard Brau

    George: My deepest sympathy.

  5. Bob & Judy Dinnel

    George – our deepest condolences on the loss of your lovely Diane. She will be missed by all who knew her.


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