Torola, Diane Marie 63

Diane Marie Torola died July 15, 2021 at age 63 years. She was born August 23, 1957 to Leo and Esther (Maki) Torola, the third of 7 children. Diane had a sweet disposition and a shy smile. She was very quiet, cared about people and showed her love. She was very independent and did not want to be a burden to anyone. She attended Wayzata schools, graduated in 1976, lived in Phoenix for 10 years, Washington state for 2 years, then Minnesota for the remainder of her life.
Diane had several jobs in which she performed general office duties. She also volunteered at Park Nicollet hospital for many years. Diane loved children and traveling; she often took her nieces and nephews on trips to various places in the U.S.
In 1994 Diane was diagnosed with breast cancer and a year later went through Stem Cell treatment, after which God granted her another 27 years. The latter years were difficult due to declining health but Diane never complained or despaired, instead steadfastly continued on the best she could.
Diane’s last couple weeks were spent in Hospice care with wonderful support of the care workers, siblings, cousins and friends. She passed away in the loving presence of her family. Diane is preceded in death by her Father, Leo, and sister in law, Joan (Larry). She is survived by her Mother, Esther, siblings, Denise (Steve) Johnson, Larry (Heidi) Torola, John (Tracy) Torola, Steve (Mary) Torola, Barb (Tim) Korkko, Cathy (Steve) Tarnowski, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 20, 2021 with visitation 1 hour prior at First Apostolic Lutheran Church (2300 Cox Tr, Long Lake, MN 55356). Internment will take place at 2:30 PM at the Cokato Finnish Cemetery. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, MN, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com.