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Dianne Classen (Luhde)

February 7, 1931 - July 13, 2011

A private burial was held at Gilliland Cemetery. No additional services are planned at this time.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Dianne Classen to the National Parkinson Foundation:
National Parkinson Foundation
Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 5018
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

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Dianne Classen, 80, of Lebanon passed away Wednesday. She was born in Pine Falls, Manitoba, Canada to Fred and Ivah (Nagle) Luhde.

She came to Oregon in 1944. Her family remembers her talking about marching in the Rose Festival Parade.

Dianne played the coronet at a young age. In the 1960s, she and her husband purchased an organ and she played for church. She always had an appreciation for music even when her health no longer allowed her to play anymore. She was a member of Crowfoot Baptist Church.

She loved gardening, music, cooking, reading, and sewing. Dianne loved all kinds of animals – cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and geese.

Dianne is survived by: her husband, John of Lebanon; daughter, Carol Biggs of Sacramento, California; son, Scott of Gates, Oregon; three grandchildren; sister, Alice France of Redmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her father; mother; sister, Donna; and brother, Gene.

A private burial was held at Gilliland Cemetery. No additional services are planned at this time.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Dianne Classen to the National Parkinson Foundation:
National Parkinson Foundation
Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 5018
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.