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Official Obituary of

Diana J Hildreth

June 16, 1937 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Diana Hildreth Obituary

Age 86 of Bloomington, MN Passed away on August 24, 2023 Born to June and Hank Sampson in Ashland, WI. She graduated from Ondossagon High School (1955) and a Minneapolis business college. Diana was passionate about her antique furniture business, collecting and dealing for over 50 years at Loft Antiques in SW Minneapolis and at regional antique shows. Her other passion was in the kitchen; she was the proud multi-year Blue Ribbon winner in the MN State Fair baking contests, including the wheat bread and Archway Cookie award. A truly phenomenal baker. Diana was also a prolific seamstress, making and repairing clothes, drapes, and upholstery. Thanks to Julie Bray, "personal travel agent" and even better friend, they saw the world together. Special acknowledgements to Diana's four best friends Judy, Dorothy, Arlene, and Clarice for their loyal friendship and fond memories. Preceded in death by her parents and brothers Larry and Mickey. Diana will be deeply missed by children Maureen (Dan) Nowack, Christopher (Ildiko) Hildreth, Warren (Stephanie Larson) Hildreth, and Adam (Marcy) Hildreth Darling; brothers Donald (Anna) and Gene Sampson; sisters-in-law Kathleen and Gwen; countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and favorite cousin Joan Frasier, who is stuck with one less garage sale partner. And, a special appreciation to the whole Hildreth clan for continuing to welcome Diana into their family. Visitation (10am) and service (11am) Saturday, Sept, 23rd at Billman Hunt Funeral Home - 2701 Central Ave NE, Mpls with luncheon to follow at Jax Cafe - 1928 University Ave NE, Mpls. Interment-Northern Wisconsin where mom grew up on a dairy farm milking cows by hand. Saturday, Sept. 30th at 10am - Woodland Cemetery, Washburn, WI, overlooking beautiful Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Fellowship and luncheon afterwards at Sparky's Bar and Grill on Nolander Road. Special thanks to: Heart to Home facility and staff; Our Lady of Peace Hospice; Megan Hernon, who was mom's part-time nurse and friend extraordinaire; Jack & Jenny Witherby for their careful watch and snow plowing over the years; and, lastly, to daughter-in-law Marcy Darling who always made mom look pretty and showed so much love and care!

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September 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Billman-Hunt Funeral Chapel
2701 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Memorial Service
September 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Billman - Hunt Funeral Chapel (Central Avenue N.E.))


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