The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 1, 2014

Diane M. (Fandre) Brenner

—   Diane M. (Fandre) Brenner, 68, Mankato, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at her home.  Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.  Visitation will held 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the services.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice.

  Diane was born November 2, 1945 to Earl and Anne (Schreiner) Fandre in Virginia, MN.  She was united in marriage to William Brenner on November 3, 1978 in Las Vegas.  Diane worked as a Realtor and CHS Purchasing.  Bill and Di built and established "Westwood Bar and Marina" on Lake Washington from 1980 - 1986.  In her free time she enjoyed boating, curling, and golfing.  Diane also volunteered as a Salvation Army bell ringer.

  She is survived by husband, Bill Brenner of Mankato: son, Sean Steiner of Cincinnati, OH; daughters, Shelly Prueher (fiance Jeff Madges) of Randall, MN and Joey (Wayne) Eski of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Kiley Shea Steiner, Kelsey Prueher, and Ivy, Ethan and Luca Eski; brother, Steve (Renee) Fandre of Irving, TX; niece, Beth Lane of Aledo, TX; and nephew LTC Matt Fandre of San Antonio, TX.

  Diane is preceded in death by her grandson, Michael Prueher; parents, Earl and Ann Fandre; and in-laws, Joe and Dot Brenner.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Michael Joseph Zinni

      Michael Joseph Zinni, 65 of Mankato died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

    July 30, 2014

  • Aunt Jean cropped-1.JPG Margaret 'Jean' Cooper

      "Jean" Cooper passed away peacefully on July 28th.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy D. Davis

       Dorothy D. Davis, age 88, of rural Lake Crystal, died peacefully, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at her home.

    July 30, 2014

  • Mae Stubbs.JPG Mae Cecilia Stubbs

    Mae Cecilia Stubbs, age 86 of Franklin, MN formerly of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • marlynn vanlandingham.JPG Marlynn D. Vanlandingham

    Marlynn D. Vanlandingham, age 70, of Fairchild, WI, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN. Private services will be held.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ron Brubaker.JPG Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr

    Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr., age 66, of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Hennessey Graif

    John Hennessey Graif, age 88, of Mankato, died peacefully Monday, February 24, 2014 at Laurel's Peak with family by his side.

    July 29, 2014

  • Orris Sletta.jpg Orris Sletta

    Orris Sletta, 82, of Hanska, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Brubaker

     Ronald Brubaker, 66 of Mankato died July 27, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Rita LaBelle - O.JPG Rita S. LaBelle

      Rita S. LaBelle, age 80 of Le Sueur, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo