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Diane Mary Krause


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Diane Mary Krause
Our sweet, beautiful, gracious, grateful and generous Diane passed from this life to her next, at home and in peace, on Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018. There were billowy white clouds in a blue sky following a refreshing night rain. Alongside were her husband, Gerrett Snedaker, and her children, Andrew Robert Krause and Sophie Marie Krause.
We're thankful for the light that Diane brought into our lives and we're thankful for the family and friends that she loved, and that loved her so much.
Diane was born (March 26, 1951) and raised in Minneapolis, MN. Her mom, Mary Jean Dahlstrom (94) still lives in that area along with her older brother Tom Dahlstrom (Rhonda), her sister Marti Porter (Mike) and her sister Beth Kreutziger (Bill). Her sister Deborah Jean (DJ) Phillips (Nick Duren) lives in Denver and her brother Robert Dahlstrom (Susan) lives in Sherman Oaks, CA. She has a step-son, Jonathan Snedaker in San Rafael, CA. Diane's dad, Irving Dahlstrom, was very special to her, and he passed away ten years ago.
Diane graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Comparative Literature. She traveled extensively in the back roads of Mexico, Central America and Colombia. Gerry always said that in a prior life – she was from South America.
Diane lived in the Sonoma Valley since 1982. She worked at the original Shone's Market in Glen Ellen before getting her real estate license in 1986. She excelled in the real estate business and helped many current residents find their special place here in Wine Country. She used to say her job was to "sell dirt", and she loved doing it.
Diane was a great swimmer. She taught her daughter Sophie to be a strong swimmer too. She loved playing her cello. She loved to travel – particularly to the San Juan Islands in Washington. She loved the arts and served a number of years on the board of directors of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and Sonoma Opera. She loved volunteering at La Luz and always wished that she could make more time for that.
A celebration of Diane's life will be held in the Sonoma Valley in the spring, when the flowers are blooming, and in Minneapolis in the summer, when it's warm there. If you wish to leave a note of remembrance of Diane, the family will much appreciate that. Please visit her page (Diane Mary Krause) on Legacy.com.
If you wish to make a contribution in her name, please consider Hospice of Petaluma and La Luz in Sonoma.
She was fond of this Raymond Carver poem "Last Fragment":
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
Published Online in the Press Democrat on Nov. 27, 2018
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