July 6, 1947 - June 30, 2017


A Celebration of Life for Diane Matvick, age 69 of Oak Park who died June 30, 2017 will be at 11:00 AM, July 6, 2017 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Ronneby. Rev. Barbara Peterson will Officiate. Friends may call from 9 to 11 AM at the church on Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Diane Dorothy (Kuschel) Matvick was born in Little Falls, MN on July 6, 1947. She was the second of four children born to Irvin and Delores (Dropps) Kuschel and grew up on a farm just outside of Dixville, MN where she attended St. John's Lutheran Church. Diane graduated form Royalton High School on September 3, 1966 and was united in to marriage to Roman Matvick at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Brennyville, MN. They were blessed with three children and lived in Sauk Rapids and Waite Park before making their permanent home in Oak Park, MN. Diane worked in a variety of positions at the Foley Nursing Center for more than 25 years.

In 1987 she was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. On July 20, 1994 she received the life-saving gift of a kidney from her sister, Betty. While Diane endured countless struggles with her health, her faith in the Lord and his promise of eternal life never wavered. May God rest her soul.

Diane was filled with grace, strength and courage. She had a deep love for her children and grandchildren and especially loved attending all of her grandchildren activities. She was a 4-H leader, volunteered at the C.R.O.S.S Center and was a member of her church council.

Diane was spirited! She enjoyed traveling, crafts and was an avid gardener. She was a friend to all, inspired many people and has a crazy sense of humor.

Diane died at her home, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Roman and their three children; Todd (Karen) Matvick; Tara (Dale) Moeller and Trisha (Scott) Reiling all of Becker, 7 grandchildren; Tyler, Ashley, Zack, Elizabeth, Alayna, Abby and Megan, mother, Delores Emerson of Foley and three siblings; Carol Gottwalt, Rice; Betty (Harold) Wyatt, Pierz and David (Birdie) Kuschel of Royalton.

She is preceded in death by her grandson, Corey, father, Irvin, sister-in-law, Gloria Auckland and brothers-in-law, Bill Matvick, Jerome Matvick and Joe Gottwalt.