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Diane R. Miles

Fairmont, Minnesota

Sep 21, 1939 – Feb 21, 2021 (Age 81)


September 21, 1939
February 21, 2021
Fairmont, Minnesota


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Fairmont, MN

Graveside Services for Diane R. Miles, age 81, of Fairmont, MN, will be 1:00 pm on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont.  Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 25, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.  Due to COVID restrictions, masks are required and the number of attendees will be monitored.  Diane passed away on Sunday morning, February 21, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN.  The Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Diane Rose (Grabinoski) Miles was born on September 21, 1939, in Armstrong, IA.  She was the daughter of Peter and Arlene (Anvick) Grabinoski.  She attended Armstrong Area Schools.

On April 2, 1956, Diane was united in marriage to Robert Miles in Mitchell, South Dakota.  The couple resided in Fairmont and were blessed with four children, Lon, Kandi, Todd, and Margo.  Diane and Robert shared over sixty-four years together.

Diane worked at various places over the years including Wallace’s Department Store, Fairmont Flowers, and as a polling place worker.  She worked for many years as a bookkeeper with Robert for Bob’s Dairy.  Diane found enjoyment spending time with family and friends and had a passion for decorating their home for every season and holiday.

Diane was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont where she was active with the Sarah Circle and Bell Choir, the Interlaken Golf Club, as well as the area Red Hats, and the historian for the Fairmont Concert Association.  Diane also volunteered at the Fairmont Community Hospital.  During her free time, she enjoyed getting together for coffee, playing Bridge, cross-stitch and embroidery, as well as tending to her flower garden.  Diane loved keeping well-organized photo albums and family history.  Her family was very important to her and she never forgot a birthday.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Robert Miles of Fairmont, MN; children, Lon (Athena) Miles of East Bethel, MN, Kandi Menne (Tom Donnelly) of Fairmont, MN, Todd Miles of Mankato, MN, and Margo (Darryl) Larsen of Mankato, MN; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Mark (Cathy) Grabinoski; sister, Lorae (Dave) Radunz; sister-in-law, Judy (Ronald Grabinoski) Hansen; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Along with her parents, Peter and Arlene Grabinoski, Diane was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Grabinoski; nephew, Jason Radunz; and parents-in-law, Harold and Edythe Miles.


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Dear Lon, Kandi, Todd, Margo and family,
We were saddened to hear of your mothers passing. Our hearts go out to you. May you feel comfort in those beautiful memories you have of her. She was a sweet and special person.
God bless you.

Dear Bob, Lon, Kandi, Todd and Margo
I was very saddened to hear of your Mom's passing.
She was such a gentle person. Always kind!
Know that I am thinking of all of you..

My sympathy to all of you.
Sending prayers.

Dear Bob, Lon, Kandi, Todd, and Margo,
I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful woman and I have lots of great memories of being at your house visiting or her at our's. Our parents were friends for many years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.