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Diane June Silvernail

Diane June Silvernail


Diane June Silvernail, 65, of Baxter, Minn., passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2013, at home from lung cancer under hospice care.

She was born to Donald C. Trustem (deceased) and Doris E. (Dody) Trustem on Oct. 8, 1947, in Dubuque, Iowa. She graduated from Golden Valley, Minn., high school in 1966. She attended the University of Minnesota for two years.

Diane married the love of her life of 44 years, Brooke L. Silvernail, on Aug. 9, 1969, in Golden Valley. They lived in Golden Valley, International Falls, Crookston and finally in the Brainerd lakes area that they love so much.

She is survived by her mother, Doris Trustem, of Brainerd, Minn.; her brother, Danny C. (Joleen) Trustem of Duluth, Minn.; her wonderful children, Brandon P. (Marnie) Silvernail and Garrett C. (Mindy) Silvernail, both of Baxter, Minn.; and her grandchildren, whom she loved so much, Riley, Cameryn, Ryan and Sophie Silvernail.

Diane was a teacher’s aide at Baxter School and Riverside School in first grade for 16 years and loved teaching and working with the lives of 400+ loving children. She enjoyed going to school every day to see the smiles and stories of the children she worked with. She always said: LIVE, LOVE & LAUGH.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Brandon Moravitz officiciating. Interment took place at the Columbarium in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Brainerd. Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter and one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials preferred to be made to the St. Joseph’s Foundation-Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.