Dianne Louise Messina

Born: Wed., Nov. 23, 1938
Died: Fri., Dec. 26, 2008

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Dianne L. Messina, age 70, of Duluth died Friday, December 26, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with cancer.

Dianne L. Messina was born on November 23, 1938 in Duluth to Stanley & Helen (Galteau) Roginski. She was a 1956 graduate of St. Jean the Baptiste High School and married Dominic "Dobby" Messina on May 18, 1957. She was a homemaker and pull-tab operator at Country Lanes. Dianne loved to winter in Arizona; she enjoyed crossword puzzles, her bear collection, reading, bingo, keno, and playing poker machines in Laughlin, NV. Her greatest joy was being with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Dominic "Dobby" of Duluth; children, Toni Hamski (Tom Kasell) of Duluth, Michael (Mary) of Maple Lake, Mark (Holly) of Minneapolis; eight grandchildren, Brian & Steven Hamski, Michael, Anthony, Dominic, Joshua, Derek, & Stephanie Messina; sister, Joyce (Herman "Bud") Boman of Duluth; brothers in law, Rev. Michael F. Messina, Jr. (Sandy) of Ocala, FL, Richard Messina (Cathy) of St. Paul; sisters in law, Michelle Herbst (John) of Rock Valley, IA, Karen Messina of Laughlin, NV; also several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Shirley Riner & Adele Lomanto.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday with Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 30 at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, Duluth with Reverend Michael F. Messina, Jr. officiating. Entombment will be at Sunrise Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to St. Luke's Hospice.

The pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Brian & Steven Hamski, Michael, Anthony, Dominic, Joshua, Derek, and Stephanie Messina. Ron Koivisto, guitarist and John Seguin, vocalist will provide the music for the service.

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Jim & Pat Dearing
Mike & Mary,

Our sympathy to you and your families. Our
prayers are with you.

Pat & Jim

paul hintzen
shawn and I were so sadened when we heard the
news of our friend Dianne passing. I had the
honor of meeting Dobbie 25 years ago where
we were both salespeople at Quality Wine @
spirts co. Dobbie became one of my best
friends. For the last seven years we went
camping with Dobbie and Diane in the Duluth
area with our two young children. Dianne,
thanks for hospitality you gave me and may
family, we do love you. Paul and Shawn Hintzen.

Kathy Rick
May peace be with you all. Adrian and I
will miss you terribly Dianne. You've always
made us feel like family.

Dobby and family - We're so very sorry for
the loss of your beautiful wife, mom and
grandma. You will have wonderful memories
of Dianne because she created them for all
of us. We're happy we could visit with her
recently. We'll remember her smiling and
loving as ever. Nellie and Walt

Beverly Houle-Erickson
Dear Dominic and Family,
Please accept our sincere sympathy on the
loss of your Wife, A Mother, A Grandmother
and Sister. She will surely be missed by
your family. Cherish wonderful memories of
Dianne and may they comfort everyone in the
days ahead.
Sincerely, Jim and Bev Houle.

Terry Jordan
Dobby & Family:

I am very sorry to hear of your loss of
Dianne. I will always remember her smiling
face at our softball games and gatherings.
She always had a sincere interest in how
others were doing. She will be missed by
all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
and the entire family.
Terry Jordan & Family

gloria & red nelson
dear dobby and family, so sorry to hear of
your loss. we send our thoughts and prayers
to you.

Bret Hayes
I'm terribly sorry to hear about your loss.
Words can never be quite adequate at a time
like this. I will remember 'Mrs. Messina',
as I knew her, as a very caring mother, and
the home she helped create as always warm
and inviting. May peace be with you all.
Bret & family

jan montgomery
Dianne was a great help for me at Lincoln
Elem when planning parent/child events. She
was also available for volunteering in
classrooms when needed. Her smiles and
laughter were always a great way to get
through the day. May you always remember
the LOVE and HAPPY TIMES and the beauty of
her life will live ON and ON. MEMORIES
bring comfort. With Deepest Sympathy.

Jan Young
Dobby, our sympathy is with you and your
family during your time of sorrow.

Diane Schlagel
Dear Mike and Mary, I am so sorry for your
loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you
and your family.

Diane Schlagel

Dan Nilsen
Pat and I send our sincere condolences to
you and your family on the passing of
Dianne.Peace be with you and may God Bless.
Dan and Pat Nilsen

Mary helgeson
Mike and Mary, I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during
this difficult time.

Peter Gannon, Jr.
Dobby, Toni, Skipper, and Mark:

I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of your
wife and mom. Your family is very much a
part of my childhood memories. You are all
in my thoughts and prayers.

Barb Lundberg
Mike, Mary & family - I went online to find
Elwyn's obituary and saw your mother's. We're
so sorry. Reading her interests, she sounds a
lot like MY mother. We're in CA for our
annual after-Christmas with the business
partners vacation. The next time Dave uses
this laptop, I'll show him the video tribute.
I love to look at those growing-up years.
They really have a way of uniting us all. In
sympathy & friendship, Dave & Barb

Larry Messina
Dear Dobbie, Toni, Skip and Mark. I am
very sorry to hear that Aunt Di has passed
away. As a child visiting your home, I had
very fond memories of Aunt Di. She seemed
to always have a caring heart and a
beautiful smile. Much Regards, Larry and

Katherine Koralia
Dobbie,Toni,Skip and Mark. I am very sorry
to hear about Dianne's passing. Dianne was
a wonderful person to be around.She will be
sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are
with you all. God Bless.

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