Diane Linda Meierhoff, 77, of Duluth, passed away on Wednesday September 1, 2021.
Diane was born on 1943 in Bagley, MN, to Hiram and Lavone Gustafson. She moved to Duluth in 1954, and attended Washburn Elementary School, Woodland Junior High School and East High School. Diane also attended UMD and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in History. Diane grew up camping in the Voyageur’s National Park with her family and continued her love of the outdoors while spending time at cabins on Sand Point and Namakan lakes. Diane and Bob spent many summers sailing on Lake Superior, cruising the Eastern seaboard on the Marie Elissa, and at their home in San Antonio, TX. She was an active supporter of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Animal Allies, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, and especially Miller Dwan and Amberwing. Diane was also a member of Northland Country Club and the Kitchi Gammi Club of Duluth. Diane’s family wishes to express a special thank you to Roxanne Olson, Ceaira Gibson, Carley Davis, Mistey Davis, Cara Lee, Kaija Stone, Lexi Lee, St. Luke’s Hospice, Ecumen Home Care and Dr. Paul Sanford for all their assistance to keep Diane home.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Lavone Gustafson, and her brother DeVan.
Diane is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert Meierhoff, her sister Sandy (Fred) Anderson of Gordon, WI, brother Stuart (Sarah) Gustafson of LaConner, WA, brother Marcus Gustafson of Stillwater, MN daughter Wendy (Stanley) Meierhoff-Aldrich, son David (Robin) Meierhoff, her five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held. Memorials in Diane’s name may be made to Amberwing, 615 Pecan Ave. Duluth, MN 55811, or to the Solvay Hospice House, 801 Bayliss St., Duluth, MN 55811. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home. 600 E. 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55805. 218-727-3555.