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Diane Janice Krogstad

October 16, 2023 | 3 comments

Diane Janice Krogstad, aged 66 of La Crosse Wisconsin passed away peacefully on October 2, 2023 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.

Diane was born February 22, 1957 to Oscar and Ruth Dahl. She spent her adolescent years between La Crosse and Black River Falls where she graduated from high school. Diane was active in throughout her schooling career, such as student council, pep squad, along with other clubs and had multiple achievements.

On May 1, 1976, Diane was joined in marriage to now ex-husband, Randall Van Dinter in which they had three children, Heather, Laurie, and Anthony. While married, Diane moved to other states including Florida and California. She ultimately settled back home in Wisconsin to be closer to her family. Along with being a devoted mother, she worked for many years in the telecommunications industry with the most prominent being GTE and Verizon. She was a wonderful employee who was thought highly of by her coworkers.

Diane loved people and lit up any room she was in. She loved many things in life, such as going to the beach, go to the mountains, karaoke, gardening, puzzles, reading, playing games on her computer and phone. However, most of all she loved cooking. Diane loved bringing family and friends together with her with her cooking. No matter what holiday or special occasion you could always count on her to have at least one, if not a few of her tasty dishes.

Diane loved all things frogs and butterflies but nothing more than her family. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. There was nothing that she wouldn’t do for any of them.

She is survived by her daughters Heather (Troy) Burkhalter, Laurie Parker Fox and son Anthony Van Dinter. She was also blessed three granddaughters, Isabel, Ava, and Chloe whom she adored. Nieces Tammy Selbrede Taylor (Chris Zeps), Amanda (Gavin) Bowe and nephew Jason Selbrede. Others include cousins and childhood friends.

Diane was a loving person with a warm heart, infectious laugh and beautiful soul. She will always be lovingly remembered for her kindness and generosity, it will live forever as she smiles down upon us.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to 112 Waterman Avenue, Tomah, WI 55660.




  1. Michael Karpinski

    Diane may you RIP! The best thing that comes to mind is your amazing smile and always a very positive person whenever we spoke. My condolences to your family and loved ones.

  2. Sue Brooks

    To Diane’s family. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. May you find comfort in her memories, laughter, and hold her close in your hearts. Diane was a sweet, kind lady, I met her in the late 80’s and knew her from GTE/Verizon, and an occasional night out with others to enjoy being away from work. Diane had an infectious smile, personality, full of life, laughter, and always lets have fun attitude. She was a conscientious worker, and worked hard, and always with a smile. Diane will truly be missed. This is not goodbye, it’s until I see you further on up the road. I love you, and will miss you Diane.

  3. Cheryl Kay Jurowski (Stoker)

    All my thoughts and prayers to all her family She was a very talented lady and will be missed.

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