Diane Munter

Diane Munter passed away surrounded by family on May 14, 2021, two days after celebrating 59 years of marriage with her soulmate, Gillette. 

Diane Solveig Thorsrud was born July 30, 1942, in Fargo, N.D., to Lewis and Ruth (Thoreson) Thorsrud. Diane grew up and attended school in Hillsboro, N.D., graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1960.

Diane Thorsrud and Gillette Munter were united in marriage on May 12, 1962, in Sisseton, S.D. They lived in Aberdeen, S.D., where their son, Michael, was born in 1963. 

They moved back to Hillsboro where their infant son was born sleeping in 1966 and their daughter, Rachel, was born in 1968. Diane and her family enjoyed a one-year adventure living in Sumner, Wash., in the 1970s before moving back to Hillsboro where Diane lived happily for the rest of her life.

Diane was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where, pre-pandemic, she could be found in the back pew every Sunday waiting to tell Pastor Joe “Good sermon!” 

Diane was a homemaker and caretaker often helping others by babysitting. Diane was exceedingly kind without a harsh word for anyone. She was the family calendar keeper making sure all birthdays, anniversaries and holidays were recognized with an envelope addressed on her typewriter and a handwritten card. 

Life in Diane’s family and community will never be as sweet without her.

Diane is survived by her husband, Gillette; her son, Michael, and his wife, Jackie; her daughter, Rachel, and her husband, Curt; and her grandchildren Matthew, Amanda, Cassy, Samantha, and Jessica. She is survived by her brother, Ron, and his wife, Sue; her sister, Marilyn, and her husband, Bernell; and her brother, Joel. Diane is also survived by many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews on both sides, and her church family, neighbors, and friends.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, five older half siblings, and her infant son who she finally gets to hold in her arms for the first time and for eternity.

There was a visitation from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro with a visitation one hour prior.  The service was livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro. 

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro. To sign the online guestbook and view the service, visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.