Diane Beth Baumgartner, 67, of Diamond Bluff, WI, died Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Heritage of Elmwood in Elmwood, Wisconsin. She was born on February 26, 1955, in St. Cloud, to Carl and Jean (Zimny) Axell. She graduated from Coon Rapids High School and then attended college. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls with an Agricultural Education degree. In her early years she operated three Pearl Vision Stores and owned her own marketing company. After receiving her degree, she taught Ag classes at the high school level and then went on to work for the American Baptist Homes of the Midwest, retiring in 2010, as Vice President of Marketing. On February 14, 2000, she married Bob Baumgartner. They moved to Diamond Bluff area where they built and resided on their hobby farm. Having a passion for horses, she raised and rode them on the farm and often her and Bob would take their horses out on different trails. She also enjoyed going out to Wyoming horseback riding and spending time outside gardening.
Survivors include her husband, Bob; stepson, Joshua (Elizabeth) Baumgartner of St. Paul; one brother, David Axell of Fargo; two sisters, Valerie Owens of Anoka and Karen (John) Brajdich of Maple Grove; nephews, Charlie and Josh Owens and Jacob Axell ; niece, Kara Lee and sister-in-law, Lynn (Troy) Funte. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Teri Carney and brother-in-law, Dick Owens.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, 602 Plum St. in Red Wing. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.
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