Dianne Lynn Hugdahl, 68, of Ames, Iowa, met her Lord and Savior on Sept. 8, 2017.
Dianne was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Mondovi, to Rudolph and Evelyn (Mickelson) Bauer. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Mondovi High School. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire, with a history major. She then taught history in Altoona.
She moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1974, and married Rick Hugdahl on Oct. 11, 1975. They moved to Wisconsin and Minnesota before settling in Ames, Iowa, in 1984. In Ames, Dianne worked for the City of Ames teaching aerobics and exercise classes, for Hach Company as the Wellness Coordinator, and for the Ames Community School District as a teacher.
Dianne loved her Catholic faith and often attended daily Mass. She was an avid runner and enjoyed sledding, biking, horseback riding, and many other outdoor activities. She loved being with her kids, grandkids, relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Rick, of Ames; her daughters, Jessica (Scott) Manske of Algona, Iowa, Andrea (Matt) Ansnes of Eagle, Colo.; sons, Joseph (Sarah) of Falls Church, Va., David, Ames, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Alex, Nathan and Jack Manske, Kate and Van Ansnes, James and Thomas Hugdahl; brothers, James (Joyce) Bauer, David (Kathie) Bauer; sisters-in-law, Sallie Bauer, Lee Bauer-Annen, Gerri Bauer, Sharon (Jim) Cohen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John (in infancy), William, Roger, and Loren Bauer; sister, Mary (Bill) Craig.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Rasmusson-Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada, Iowa with a Rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Ames, at 10 a.m., with a luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Bliss Cancer Center, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or St. Cecilia Catholic Church, all in Ames, Iowa.
Rasmusson-Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada, Iowa is handling arrangements.