Dianne Dalene Thompson, 73, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.
Dianne Dreessen was born on May 15, 1945, to Ervin and Agnes (Tutje) Dreessen in Sibley, Iowa. She attended country school for one year and then went to Sibley Elementary until 1954 when the family moved to a farm in Rock County. She attended country school for one year and then finished her education in Luverne, graduating from Luverne High School. She then attended Stewart’s School of Hairstyling in Sioux Falls and became a hairdresser until she was married.
She married Leroy Thompson on Nov. 27, 1970. She and Lee moved from St. Louis Park to Rochester, to Duluth, to Clinton, Iowa, where they adopted their two sons, Ryan and Douglas Thompson. They then lived in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Urbandale, Iowa, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Parker, Colorado, while Lee worked for Skelly Oil, Getty Oil and Texaco. When Lee retired in 1998, the couple moved to Sioux Falls. Dianne worked part time at Cliff Avenue Greenhouse for six years before working at Kohl’s Department store until she retired in 2015.
Dianne was a very social person and enjoyed luncheons with friends, playing cards, and playing the slots with her friends.
Dianne is survived by her husband, Lee; sons Ryan and Douglas Thompson, both of Sioux Falls; a grandson, Rylie Thompson; a sister, Lorraine Crouch of Flandreau, South Dakota; four brothers, Herman (Barbara) Dreessen of Oak Harbor, Washington, Marvin Dreessen of Port Orchard, Washington, Dale (Darlene) Dreessen of Luverne, and Gary (Yvonne) Dreessen of Orting, Washington; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are provided by Heritage Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, www.heritagesfsd.com.