November 24, 1946 - May 1, 2016


Memorial Services will be at 7 pm Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Stein Chapel, Long Prairie for Diana Lee Paszek, age 69, who passed away Sunday at CentraCare Health Systems-Long Prairie. Rev. David Greaver will officiate. Family and friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday.

Diana Lee Bjelland was born November 24, 1946 in Stearns County, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Clara (Hall) Bjelland. She grew up in West Union and attended school in Sauk Centre graduating in 1964. Diana married Roland Thomas in November of 1967, they later divorced. She worked for Fingerhut in Sauk Centre until it closed. She married Gary Paszek on May 21, 1988 in Long Prairie. She ran a daycare in Long Prairie until she retired.

Diana loved to watch TV, playing games, spending time with her family and making sure her opinions were known.

Diana is survived by her sons, Scott (Paula Randall) Thomas, Long Prairie; Steven (Amy) Thomas, Long Prairie; and Codi (Nikki Schaffer) Paszek, St. Cloud; seven grandchildren, Robert Thomas, Ryan Krupa, Ashley Heinz, Nicole Riggs, Tristan Thomas, Josh Thomas, and Tyler Fletcher and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gary, sister Carol, brother John, and great-grandson, Christopher.