Dianne Cummings - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

February 10, 1951 - March 4, 2021

Dianne L. Cummings (nee Gonsior)

On March 4, 2021, Dianne Cummings, age 70, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones after a very recent cancer diagnosis. She was a resident of Minneapolis, MN. Survived by children, Tracy (Jeremy) Lofgren, Jim Cummings, and Elly Cummings; grandchildren, Blake Lofgren, Brandon Lofgren, Logan Lofgren, and James Cummings; mother, Irene Gonsior; siblings Colleen deVries, Sandy Schmidt, Jan (Dave) Peterson, Steven (Terri) Gonsior, and Lori (Stan) Olson; and significant other, Terry Hannum; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Jack Cummings; granddaughter, Rausie Cummings; father, Martin Gonsior; and sister, Marilyn Gonsior.

Dianne loved spending time with her family at home or “up north”. She was a proud Target Corp retiree, avid Twins fan, and always up for a game of cards. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. She will be remembered most for her kindness and warm smile.

The family would like to thank mHealth Fairview Hospice for the extraordinary care provided to her.

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Meeting ID: 860 4602 3113
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Memorials preferred to University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, Pancreatic Cancer Research.

University of Minnesota Foundation
Attn: MCC Pancreatic Research Fund
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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  1. John Griffith says:

    Sweet Dianne.
    You left us too soon.
    What will we do without you?
    The Griffiths

  2. Kathy says:

    My heart and sorrow goes out to all of the family, and friends of such a wonderful kind Cousin and Christian person as Dianne… I am truly sorry, and she will be remembered in my prayers and in my heart.

  3. Sharyl Herbert says:

    My heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers to the entire family. Living by Diane’s sisters Sandy and Janet for many years, we all became good friends and formed many fond memories through extended family get togethers.
    Diane, you were always such a beautiful, kind, loving person.
    May your soul forever Rest In Peace.

  4. Chris Willette says:

    So sorry to learn of this. She was such a great woman. Always had fun up North with her and Jack. She will be missed.

  5. Judy Lyons says:

    Your mom was well known to our family for many years before I actually met her. I am Harold (Jack’s uncle) & Margaret Peterson’s daughter. we had a lovely tour of the lakes “up north” on Jack’s pontoon boat, & then your mom presented us with a delicious dinner. It was a joy to spend time in her presence.
    That was the last time I saw Jack &, as it turns out, the last time I saw your mom as well. I live in WI so I don’t get to MN often now that my parents & 2 of my 3 brothers are dead.
    I hope you will find ways to share memories with one another whenever they are not too sad to speak out loud..
    Cousin Judy (& Doug Knudson, my partner here in the house & on the boat ride, who also lost his spouse 4 years after my husband died)

  6. Mitch Hunstad says:

    My condolences to you and your family for your loss. You are run my prayers

  7. Beth Cummings says:

    This was so sudden! Dianne was so full of life and dedicated to her family. My thoughts and prayers go to her family during this difficult time.

  8. Gus says:

    Dianne, You will be truly missed. God bless.

  9. Gwen Solis says:

    Dear Dianne,
    Time has gone by too quickly and now you have left us. You were a special person. I will forever miss you.

  10. Lisa Tohey (Gonsior) says:

    Dear Tracy,
    I’m so sorry about your mom.
    As you know, us Gonsior kids grew up having such a fun time hanging out being cousins…from going to Ponderosa Steak House on Saturdays for dinner, playing BINGO or just listening to music in the basement of Auntie Irene and Uncle Marty’s house while playing pool or playing foosball!
    The memories of going camping together in Buffalo, MN. and then Nisswa. Memories that seem just like yesterday to me. I remember the Christmas parties and Birthday parties we celebrated as well.
    There really are no words for the loss of a mom. I wish you lots of comfort and love during this difficult time. Your mom was such a loving and warm hearted person, I’ll really miss her.
    Know that you and I will see our moms again one day.
    Love and Hugs… Love, Lisa

  11. Mary Pawlicki says:

    Gone but never forgotten. Dianne, You will always be loved and in our hearts.

  12. Deborah Donahue says:

    Heartfelt Condolences to family and friends, Love you Dianne. So glad to call you family
    You will be missed.

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