Diane Helen Ringstad (Vedder)
June 17, 1948 – June 25, 2020
Age 72 of Cottage Grove, Minnesota passed away on June 25, 2020, leaving husband Jim of 49 years of marriage, one daughter Leslie, and grand dog Newman. Born in Breckenridge, Minnesota on June 17, 1948 to parents Lester and Helen Vedder, she grew up on a farm in Hankinson, North Dakota. Diane was the youngest of three siblings; brother Charles (Penny) Vedder, Three Rivers, MI; sister Caroline (Eddie) Wacha, Sartell, MN; plus, many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed 12 years of retirement, after over 40 years in banking. During retirement she especially enjoyed gardening and reading. She also never forgot important dates in her nieces and nephews’ lives. Her kindness to everyone, selfless nature of always putting others first, and being grateful and content for what she had was remarkable. There will be a small private service held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of sending flowers, Diane requested donations be made on her behalf to The American Cancer Society or Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest.