Antique Vintage 19

Diane (nee Mead) Porath

June 3, 1940 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 80)


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Diane Porath (nee Mead), age 80, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Bernice Mead; sister, Mary (Terrill) Scates; twin infant brothers, Joseph and Francis Mead; and half-sister, Bernice Young. Survived by loving husband of 41 years, Donald “Don”; children, Kendra (Kevin) Whinnery and Douglas (Venus Mesner); grandchildren, McKenna Porath, Nate Amos, Emmett, Grace, and Owen Whinnery; sisters, Lenora (Robert) Black and Gwendolyn (Steven) Holets; and many nieces and nephews. Diane taught for many years in numerous Catholic schools throughout the state of Minnesota. She enjoyed sewing, antiquing, and gardening.

Public visitation 9-10:30 AM, Friday, June 19, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016 with private Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, MN.

To protect the health and safety of all, services may currently be limited as required by state and local authorities and the CDC. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above. Check the funeral home website for the latest COVID-19 update or changes to the service schedule.

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June 19, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove
7676 - 80th Street S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Private Services

The Church of St. Rita
8694 - 80th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016


Roselawn Cemetery
803 Larpenteur Avenue W.
Roseville, MN 55113

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