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Glende Nilson Funeral Homes

301 East Washington Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 736-7064
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Oak Grove Cemetery

21114 Elks Point Road
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 736-6442
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Olson Funeral and Cremation Service

711 Pebble Lake Road
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 736-7586
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Olson Funeral Home Guy S Olson

711 Pebble Lake Road
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 736-6558
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Obituary: Mary Diaz dedicated her life to educating immigrants and refugees - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hamline’s liberal arts dean, said “no one in Minnesota has done more for immigrant and refugee education than Mary Diaz,” adding that Diaz was “masterful at connecting with parents.”She grew up in Fergus Falls, Minn., the oldest of six children and she was “a powerhouse,” said Rockwood, who took swimming lessons from Mary as a 10-year-old and later married Mary’s brother, Harvey.“Her personality was very outgoing,” Rockwood said. “Every time you would see Mary, you would remember her. She was very funny but selfless. She never bragged.”After high school, Diaz majored in Spanish at Lake Forest College in Illinois and studied abroad in Spain. She returned to Spain after graduation with plans to live abroad for a year. Meeting Natalio Diaz in 1968 changed the plans.“She made me an offer,” he said. “I’ll teach you English if you teach me French.”They got married in Fergus Falls and lived in Spain until moving to the United States for good in 1978. The couple settled in the Twin Cities. Daughter Elena was born in 1980, and Cristina in 1984. Mary Diaz, who earned master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and Middlebury College in Vermont, went to work at the state Department of Education. The couple divorced in 1999, Natalio Diaz said, but the family stayed close and continued to gather for holidays and other celebrations.At Hamline, Diaz was one of the founders of the school’s ESL and bilingual programs. She also worked for the Comprehensive Assistance Center, housed in the Hamline School of Education, from which she provided technical assistance to school districts serving English learners to help them meet Civil Rights Act requirements.Several colleagues said she was better known for her work with refugee and immigrant education than anyone else in Minnesota.After retiring from the Comprehensive Assistance Center, Diaz returned to work with the Department of Education as part of a team that determined whether schools were meeting standards set by state and federal law. She also volunteered to work with immigrant and refugee families. In 2015, she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Advocates for Human Rights.Cristina Diaz said her mother was committed to social justice and dedicated to those she served. “She lived the life that she wanted to live.”Besides her two da...

Joyce Funk | 1929-2016 - Wyoming Tribune

Monday, November 07, 2016

Mitchell, S.D., while Gene was in the Army.Joyce and Eugene Jacob Funk were married Oct. 28, 1947, in Groton. Over the years they lived in Groton, Minneapolis, Grand Forks, N.D., Fergus Falls, Minn., and then Cheyenne.For Joyce, her family was her life. She felt blessed to have three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.Joyce also enjoyed spending time with her friends, and she and Gene enjoyed getting together with other couples. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cross stitching. She played bridge and liked doing the daily crossword puzzle and Jumble in the newspaper. Joyce’s favorite way to travel was in their motor home, and she wrote, “We finally got into something I really enjoyed. What a way to see so much that is out there … and still be at home.”Joyce was a member of the Ladies Circle at both Federated Church in Fergus Falls and First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne.Joyce is survived by her children, David (Mara) Funk of Cheyenne, Michael (Shirley) Funk of Cheyenne and Barbara (Joseph) Roman of Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren, Alex Funk, Joel Funk, Carrie (Gentre) Thompson and Chad Funk (Roxanne Schippert); and great-grandchildren, Layne Thompson and Elsa Funk.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday  at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 22nd Street, Cheyenne.  The family prefers memorial contributions to the local chapter of the Salvation Army, 601 E. 20th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001.This is a paid obituary.

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Obituary: Mary Diaz dedicated her life to educating immigrants and refugees - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hamline’s liberal arts dean, said “no one in Minnesota has done more for immigrant and refugee education than Mary Diaz,” adding that Diaz was “masterful at connecting with parents.”She grew up in Fergus Falls, Minn., the oldest of six children and she was “a powerhouse,” said Rockwood, who took swimming lessons from Mary as a 10-year-old and later married Mary’s brother, Harvey.“Her personality was very outgoing,” Rockwood said. “Every time you would see Mary, you would remember her. She was very funny but selfless. She never bragged.”After high school, Diaz majored in Spanish at Lake Forest College in Illinois and studied abroad in Spain. She returned to Spain after graduation with plans to live abroad for a year. Meeting Natalio Diaz in 1968 changed the plans.“She made me an offer,” he said. “I’ll teach you English if you teach me French.”They got married in Fergus Falls and lived in Spain until moving to the United States for good in 1978. The couple settled in the Twin Cities. Daughter Elena was born in 1980, and Cristina in 1984. Mary Diaz, who earned master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and Middlebury College in Vermont, went to work at the state Department of Education. The couple divorced in 1999, Natalio Diaz said, but the family stayed close and continued to gather for holidays and other celebrations.At Hamline, Diaz was one of the founders of the school’s ESL and bilingual programs. She also worked for the Comprehensive Assistance Center, housed in the Hamline School of Education, from which she provided technical assistance to school districts serving English learners to help them meet Civil Rights Act requirements.Several colleagues said she was better known for her work with refugee and immigrant education than anyone else in Minnesota.After retiring from the Comprehensive Assistance Center, Diaz returned to work with the Department of Education as part of a team that determined whether schools were meeting standards set by state and federal law. She also volunteered to work with immigrant and refugee families. In 2015, she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Advocates for Human Rights.Cristina Diaz said her mother was committed to social justice and dedicated to those she served. “She lived the life that she wanted to live.”Besides her two da...

Joyce Funk | 1929-2016 - Wyoming Tribune

Monday, November 07, 2016

Mitchell, S.D., while Gene was in the Army.Joyce and Eugene Jacob Funk were married Oct. 28, 1947, in Groton. Over the years they lived in Groton, Minneapolis, Grand Forks, N.D., Fergus Falls, Minn., and then Cheyenne.For Joyce, her family was her life. She felt blessed to have three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.Joyce also enjoyed spending time with her friends, and she and Gene enjoyed getting together with other couples. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cross stitching. She played bridge and liked doing the daily crossword puzzle and Jumble in the newspaper. Joyce’s favorite way to travel was in their motor home, and she wrote, “We finally got into something I really enjoyed. What a way to see so much that is out there … and still be at home.”Joyce was a member of the Ladies Circle at both Federated Church in Fergus Falls and First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne.Joyce is survived by her children, David (Mara) Funk of Cheyenne, Michael (Shirley) Funk of Cheyenne and Barbara (Joseph) Roman of Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren, Alex Funk, Joel Funk, Carrie (Gentre) Thompson and Chad Funk (Roxanne Schippert); and great-grandchildren, Layne Thompson and Elsa Funk.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday  at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 22nd Street, Cheyenne.  The family prefers memorial contributions to the local chapter of the Salvation Army, 601 E. 20th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001.This is a paid obituary.