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Dianna L. Smith

March 14, 1947-Nov. 9, 2012

November 13, 2012
Minot Daily News

Dianna L. (Scott) Smith, 65, Minot, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in a Minot hospital.

Dianna was born March 14, 1947, in Lemmon, S.D., to the Rev. Sheldon and Mildred (Skjoldal) Scott. When she was 4 years old her family moved to North Dakota, settling to the community of Burlington. Dianna graduated with the class of 1965 from Des Lacs High School. She attended Northwest Bible College in Minot.

Dianna was once married to Clarence Lundeen. This union was blessed with a son, Troy. In May 1983, Dianna was joined in marriage to Lyle Smith, who unexpectedly passed away on May 24, 1984.

Dianna had been employed with Quentin Burdick Job Corps Center in Minot since the facility opened in 1994. She became a staple of the everyday operations in the office and was proud of the difference she was making in the lives of the youth, assisting them with their goals for nearly 20 years.

She was a charter member of the Bible Restoration Fellowship Church, where she was active in church events, potlucks, and often participated in worship. Recently she was attending First Assembly of God in Minot. Dianna enjoyed craft making and quilting with friends. She had a knack for decorating spaces in her home and was looking forward to decorating her guest room in Arizona.

Those touched by Dianna over the years have left as friends. She will be missed by her family, especially her grandchildren. It was such a blessing that Brock was able to come and stay with Dianna this summer. She was so happy that he was able to come and spend some quality time together. Her grand dogs, Rascal and Tinsel, will also share in our loss of someone who played such a large role in their lives. May God Bless the memory of Dianna Smith.

Her loving family includes: son, Troy (Kim) Lundeen, Beavercreek, Ohio; stepson, Clarence Lundeen III, Minot; grandchildren, Brody Lundeen, Brock, Blake, Baylee and Beau Lundeen and Tayler and Logan Loesch; sisters, Sherryl Klaudt, Fargo, and Pamela (Terry) Thorpe, Minot; niece, Kimberly Birsenkott, and nephew, Kenny Klaudt.

Dianna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyle; granddaughter, Madison Lundeen; and brother-in-law, Duane Klaudt.

Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at First Assembly of God, Minot.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.

Visitation: Will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (



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