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January 8, 1965 – Thursday, October 3, 2013

Service Information
Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN
Saturday, October 12, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, October 12, 2013
10:00 A.M.

Diane Marie Russenberger Custer, age 48 of Buffalo,MN passed away on October 3, 2013 after a long illness from NF2. Memorial service on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11 AM at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service at the chapel.

Diane was born on January 8, 1965 to Doris (Schmidt) & Bernie Russenberger in Trimont, MN. She attended Ormsby Elementary School, Waseca High School & graduated from the Minnesota Academy for the Blind in Fairbault, MN. She continued her education at St. Mary’s Community College where upon graduation she began her employment with Hennepin County Social Services. During that time, Diane met & married the love of her life, Dan Custer. Dan has been by her side every step of the way showing true love & devotion. Diane was an avid runner. She participated in the National Olympics for the Blind in St. Louis, MO & the International Olympics for the Blind where she came in 7th out of 52 countries.

Diane is preceded in death by her mother, Doris; sister Susan Kotz; brother, Barry Russenberger; maternal grandparents, Helen & Alfred Schmidt; paternal grandfather, Ben Russenberger.

Diane is survived by her husband, Dan of Buffalo, MN; father, Bernie (Barb) Russenberger, Superior, WI; brother, Brett (Pam) Russenberger of Adel, IA; step-sister, Amy Greskoviak of Superior, WI; step-brother, Ryan (Abbi) Gresoviak of Phoenix, AZ; grandmother, Ruth Russenberger of Trimont, MN; niece, Amber (Harry) Kotz-Villella of Lauderdale, MN. She is cherished by all of her extended family; mother & father –in-law, Carolyn & Dean Custer of Annandale, MN; brothers & sisters-in-law, Kathy & Dean Dahlgren of Andover, MN & Rick & Laura Custer of Loretto, MN & their children.

The family of Diane wishes to give a special thank you to Heartland Hospice Care for all the dedicated care & compassion that was given Diane by the caregivers.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sandee Woessner

    Dan, while the loss of Diane will be a huge hole for those of us on earth, she can now ride a horse in heaven pain free. You have been a tremendous partner and caregiver to her. She was a special lady. You’re in my thoughts.

  2. Mary McDonough

    From the first time I met her I had a special spot for Diane. I never knew her well but the look on your face every time you spoke of her told the story. She was a wonderful, upbeat woman and now she is free of earthly restraints. Let your memories carry you through this loss. Lean on faith, family and friends. She will be missed by many.


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