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DIANA M. DOTZENROD KERNS-FITCH

June 29, 1942 - November 4, 2011

Diana was born June 29, 1942 in rural Fillmore County to Clair and Doris (McCarty) Dotzenrod. She completed elementary and junior high school in rural Fillmore County and received her high school diploma at the University of Minnesota Southern School of Agriculture in Waseca, Minnesota. Diana married Lynn Kerns and three sons were born to this union. They later divorced. She moved to California and on December 11, 1988 was married to Roy Fitch. In 1991 she received a degree from the Santa Jecinto, California Community College. Diana and Roy moved back to the Burr Oak, Iowa, Canton, and Mabel area to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church and enjoyed her kids and grandchildren and their sporting and school events, selling Avon and Tupperware, helping with church activities, collecting coffee mugs, sewing, the Prosper Neighbors Club, and volunteering at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel and Canton Presbyterian Church.

Diana passed away Friday, November 4 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 69.

Diana is survived by her husband Roy of Mabel; three sons Brad (Barb), Brian (Lorie), and Devry (Tina) all of Canton, Minnesota; seven grandchildren Cassie (Justin) Olson of Mabel, Jordan (Katie) Kerns of Preston, Kayla Kerns (Nick Nichols), Alixandra, Kaysie, Dustin, and Brenden all of Canton; four great grandchildren Alaina, Jackson and Alyvia Olson, and Taelynn Kerns; step children Jaceil Easton, Roy Fitch II, Andrea North, and Raymond Fitch as well as their children and grandchildren; two sisters Marian Dennis (George Dodd) of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Phyllis Dotzenrod (Dan Ahlstrom) of Kulm, North Dakota; and two brothers Ronald (Beverly) Dotzenrod of Rochester, and Meridith “Mike” (Madhavi Bradord) of Darlington, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents Clair and Doris Dotzenrod; step-mother Helen Dotzenrod, and step-son Eric Fitch.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, November 10 at the Canton –Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton with Rev. Allen Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the Bristol Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 – 8 Wednesday, November 9 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

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