Donald, 81, and Alice, 79,
Diersen both of Caledonia
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:50 AM
Donald Paul Diersen, 81, of Caledonia went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis.
He was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Caledonia to Paul and Esther (Meyer) Diersen. Donald was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed going for drives out to the farm after his retirement.
He served on the Mayville Township Board, and he was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Caledonia.
He enjoyed going to the B & M Service Station in Caledonia every morning to catch up on the local news before going out to the farm. Donald was also an avid Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Twins fan.
Alice Marie Margaret Diersen, 79, of Caledonia, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2013, with her family by her side at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center, Spring Grove.
She was born Aug. 2, 1933, in Caledonia to Frank and Martha (Burmester) Bolduan. Alice was a homemaker and enjoyed helping on the family farm. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, embroidering and doing Find-A-Word puzzles.
She was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Caledonia where she served on the Ladies Aid.
On Aug. 12, 1951, Donald and Alice were united in marriage at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Caledonia. Together they enjoyed watching their grandchildren participate in football and basketball.
Survivors include their children, John (Karyl) Diersen, Jean (Greg) Middendorf, Donna (Lester) Banse, Barb Twite, and Jim Diersen, all of Caledonia; grandchildren, Jayson (Natalie) Diersen, Josh (Alissa) Diersen, Mike Middendorf, Aaron (Amanda) Middendorf, Luke Middendorf, Matt (Jenny) Banse, Melissa (Mark) Augedahl, Mitchell Banse, Jessi (Kevin) Tischhauser, and Stephani (Corey) Gantenbein; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Aliyah, Griffin, Tristan, Sienna, Savannah, Marah, Miranda, Brody, Gunnar, Isabel, and one on the way; and many nieces and nephews.
Donald is further survived by his sister, Fernanda (Gerald) Loeffler; and his brother, Marc (Toni Mallet) Diersen.
Alice is further survived by her sisters, Verna (Gordon) Gerdes and Marcile Kuecker; her brother, Burton (Joyce) Bolduan; and her sister-in-law, Arlys Bolduan.
The couple was preceded in death by each of their parents; their infant son, Allen; and their son-in-law, Dennis Twite.
Alice was also preceded in death by a brother, Roland Bolduan; a brother, Frank in infancy; a sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Bud Schmidt; and a brother-in-law, Mervin Kuecker.
Funeral services were June 18 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Caledonia. The Rev. Tom Schultz officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.jandtfredrickson.com.