Dianna Pommier Keeler
April 20, 1950-Oct. 27, 2013
HAYWARD, Wis. – Services for Dianna Pommier Keeler, 63, of Hayward, Wis., formerly of Currie will be at 11 a.m Saturday at IHM Church in Currie. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Currie. T
She died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at St. Gertrude’s Care Center in Shakopee.
Dianna Pommier Keeler was born April 20, 1950, in Slayton to Calix and Elizabeth (Betty) Leas Pommier. She grew up on the family farm near Currie and attended Tracy High School. Following high school Dianna married Chuck Keeler and they made their home in various places including Colorado and Minnesota. She later attended Normandale Community College and Mankato State University. Chuck passed away in 1991. Dianna was engaged to Dale Valaske and returned to Colorado. Dianna and Dale’s favorite place to be was the cabin in Hayward, Wis., where they enjoyed time with their family and friends. Dianna most recently was working for Cere-Scan and H & R Block where she used her talented accounting skills. Although she loved her career and the people she worked with, her goal was to retire to the cabin with Dale. Along with spending time with family and friends, Dianna also loved shopping for shoes and purses (to match), garage sales, thrift stores, reading, Christmas, gardening and working outside. “Gramsy,” as she was called by her grandkids, always put everyone else first and had a heart bigger than life. Due to failing health Dianna moved to St. Gertrude’s Care Center in Shakopee, where she passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the age of 63. Her faith was important to her and remained strong through her battle with cancer.
Survivors include her two children, Tom Keeler of St. Paul and Jennifer (and Jay) Witter of Prior Lake; three grandchildren, Jake Tormoen, Lauren Witter and Brandon Witter; fianc, Dale Valaske of Hayward, Wis.; parents, Calix and Betty Pommier of Currie; one brother, Murray (and Jeanne) Pommier of Bloomington; and one sister, Michelle “Shelly” (and Dave) Bassett of Currie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Keeler.