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Diane Laura (Kukson) Zavodnik

January 24, 1956 ~ May 18, 2018 (age 62)
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Diane Laura (Kukson) Zavodnik
Diane Laura (Kukson) Zavodnik, 62, of Eveleth, MN passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Diane was born in Winton, MN on January 24, 1956 to Bernhart and Eileen Kukson.  She married Anthony Zavodnik on December 17, 1977.  Diane was a devoted wife and mother who loved raising her children and being with family and friends.  Knitting, fishing, and going to the cabin were her favorite activities. 
Diane graduated from Ely Memorial High School and the University of MN-Duluth.  She worked as an eligibility specialist for St. Louis County Social Services Department for 36 years. 
Diane was preceded in death by her father Bernhart Kukson, sister-in-law Dorothy (Pepper) Ersbo, and niece Sue Ann Krunkkala.
She is survived by her mother Eileen Kukson, her husband Anthony Zavodnik, her children Shane Alan (Amanda Gross) and Brenna Michelle (Shelly Crain), her brother Dean (Brenda) Kukson, her three grandchildren Audrey, Landon, and Caleb, sister-in-law Mary-Ann Sauber, brother-in-law Sandford Ersbo, four nephews, and three nieces.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Michaels Health and Rehabilitation Center and their staff and to the many friends who were there for her until the end.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1111 8th St S, Virginia, MN 55792.  Visitation: 10 a.m. Service: 11 a.m.

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