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Diane Kambeitz Obituary


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“Jan, I know this is late in arriving, but I am so very sad to hear about Diane. She was a real sweetheart. Your own heart must be broken. Carolyn...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Carolyn Schuler

“We are so sorry to hear about the loss of this sweet lady. I will always remember her big smile and twinkling eyes and friendly nature. Jan, Ron,...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Karen and Allen Solhjem

“Mel & Family, So sorry for your loss. May all the good memories you have of Diane help you through these difficult days. Our thoughts &...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Vi Weigel

“So saddened to receive this news. I attended Oak Grove and lived in the dorm with Diane. She was the sweetest person. She always had time to be...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Joy Berg Westby

“So sorry to hear about this. My thoughts are with you ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: George LaFave

“My sympathy and prayers for all of Diane's family. She was a very special lady and was an inspiration to many of us in the field of Education. I...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Marilyn Nielsen

“Mel, We were shocked and saddened when we learned of Diane's sudden passing and are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working with her. She...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Doug and Leslee Smith

“Mel, sorry to hear about your lovely wife passing. My thoughtsandprayers are with you and the family ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Jerry Dowhy

“Mel, So sorry to hear about your wife's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Bruce Eckre

“Mel: Our condolences on the loss of Diane. Both of you are in our thoughts and prayersBill and Dorris Heaston ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Bill Heaston

“It was surprising to see you at the Phoenix airport, Mel, but shocking to hear of Diane's death. Our paths often crossed over some 50 years and she...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Larry and Patti Hanson

“I am so very sorry to hear of Diane's death. We were Harwood neighbors and big sister Jan and I were the same age. 4-H was a big thing when we...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Bonnie Rust

“Diane was one of my dearest friends and a truly wonderful mentor while I worked at GNDA. She always knew what was in my best interest, and lovingly...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Cindy Eggl - Fargo, ND

“Mel & Family,I was a classmate of Paula's and am so sad to hear of the passing of Diane. She will be truly missed by each and everyone that knew...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Hargiss- Titus

“Mel and family - so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Joel and Sharon Renfrow

“Mel and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you and give you peace. ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Annette Bendish

“Mel and Family,So sorry to hear of Diane's passing. We worked together for many years with the Business Challenge program. She was a joy to work with...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Roger Larson

“I am so sorry to hear about Diane's passing, she hired me at GNDA way back in the 70's. We worked together for 15 years plus and become very good...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Darcy Diemert

“What a shock to hear of Diane's passing. She and I were childhood friends: members of the Prosper Pixie 4-H Club which our mothers led together,...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Sue Sheldon (Davies)

“I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Diane for many years when she spearheaded the ND Securities Dept. InvestND. She was a class act. My...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Debra Pankow

“To all Diane's family, How saddened I am to hear that Diane has left this world so early. She was a Senior at Oak Grove when I first went there (a...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Charlotte (Simonsen) Guptill

“Mel and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Diane's passing. My husband Steve worked with her at GNDA when we first moved to Bismarck. He thought...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Deb Egeland

“Darla and I are so sorry to hear of Diane's premature death. Our condonence to you Mel and your family, Darla and I have you all in our prayers ...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Jim & Darla Hauer

“We are so sorry for your loss. May God help you thru this difficult time, my thoughts are with you Jan and Ron Mel and her beloved children. God...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Sandra (Bergman) Ihnken

“Sending thoughts to Diane's sister, Jan, and her family and may family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Your sister sounded...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Sandi Fogo

“Mel and Family, I am very sad to hear about your loss of Diane. I will always remember her smiling face and morning greating when we met in the...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Dean Peterson, Spearfish SD

“Mel and Family, Kathy and i did not have the good fourtune of meeting your wife Diane. How ever it was a serious shock to hear that she had passed...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: L. Dan Wilhelmson

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28 of 30 | Posted by: rosie fardo - california, KY

“I have many fond memories of Diane. Being friends with Denny put me in contact with his mother on sleepovers and other adventures. Always gracious...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Ray Bauske - Fargo, ND - Friend

“To all of Diane's family:We are so saddened by the sudden passing of Diane. We had some good chats and laughs over the years. May God's love...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Bob & Linda


Diane Betty Gayle (Gangness) Kambeitz unexpectedly departed this world on February 15, 2013 at Bismarck, ND. Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 21, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with Rev. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial will be held at 2:00 pm at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 20, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7:00 pm. Diane was born February 1, 1947, to Melvin and Lena "Bobbi" (Jodock) Gangness at Fargo, ND. She was raised on a farm near Harwood, ND, and was one of the last graduates of the one-room country school Berlin 31-1. She was a member of the Prosper Pixies and Prosper Livestock 4-H clubs and Herby Lutheran Church. Diane was awarded many honors as a 4-H member, including first place in the State Demonstration Contest. She attended high school at Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo. She lived in Harwood and Fargo, ND until 1987 when she married Mel Kambeitz and moved to Bismarck, ND. While living in Fargo she was active in Beta Sigma Phi Social/Service Sorority and Pontoppidan Lutheran Church. Diane also served on the Board of Regents for Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo. In the 1990's, Diane and Mel served as Folkfest chair couple and in 1997 served as chair couple for Governor Ed Schafer's Inaugural Reception and Ball. Diane was employed at the Greater North Dakota Association and the North Dakota Securities Dept. Diane was a key leader in the education programs at both GNDA and the ND Securities Dept. Diane retired in 2010. Diane was a very organized person and was known for her decorating skills. She kept a meticulous house and her dress and style always reflected the latest fashion. She loved her family deeply, and the creative inspirations she could effortlessly produce will be deeply missed. Diane is survived by her husband, Mel of Bismarck; brother, Ron (Arlene) Gangness of Bismarck; sister, Jan (Dan) McCarthy of Duluth, MN; sons, Dennis Mjoness of Fargo; Anthony (Jenna Vondrachek) Kambeitz of Bismarck; and Mark (Samantha) Kambeitz of West Fargo; daughters, Dionne Kambeitz of California; Paula (Kevin) Huber of Bismarck; grandchildren: Danielle, Ashley, and Ben Mjoness of Fargo; Dawson and Carson Huber of Bismarck; Trae, Kyan and Kennedy Kambeitz of West Fargo; Tyson Carlson-Kambeitz of Mandan; Tayla Gange of Mandan; and Haley Visger of Bismarck; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones. Preceding her in death were her parents and sister-in-law, Shirley Gangness. Memorials may be directed to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

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