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Deanna Riffe

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Deanna C. Riffe, 76


Aug. 13, 1937 - Dec. 27, 2013

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville for Deanna C. Riffe, age 76 of Paynesville who passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Manannah Cemetery in Manannah Minnesota.

Family and friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church in Paynesville. Arrangements are being made by the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville.

Deanna was born August 13, 1937 in Vining, Minnesota to Carl and Elva (Fiskum) Johnson. She was employed as a Nursing Assistant by the Sister Kenny Institute in Minneapolis. Deanna married John E. Riffe on August 13, 1965 at Delano United Methodist Church. The couple farmed in the Delano Maple Plain, Browerville and Sauk Centre areas. The family has lived in the Paynesville area since 1988. Deanna has been a resident of the Koronis Manor since 2009. Deanna was a member of the Unity Rebekah Lodge of Paynesville.

Survivors include her husband John, Sr. of Paynesville; children; Jean (Barry)Hazelwood of Topeka, Kansas, Jody (Paul) Dirckx of St. Cloud and John, Jr. (Jody) of Elk River; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Harlan of Evansville; and sister, Lola Hanson of Phoenix, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Warren "Sonny" ; and sister, Eileen Cribbs.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Dec. 31, 2013
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