Diane "Toot" Marthaler, 42, Breckenridge, MN, died Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Sanford HealthCare, Fargo, ND. The visitation celebrating her life will be at Breckenridge Senior High School Friday, February 1, from 4 to 8:00PM with a prayer service at 7. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00AM Saturday, February 2 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Peter Kirchner, Reverend Dave Hannig, and Father Andy Marthaler officiating. The interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Breckenridge.
Diane was born November 18, 1970 in Breckenridge, MN, the youngest child of Rodger and Gloria (Hasse) Solien. She attended school in Breckenridge, graduating in 1990. As a junior in high school, she went to work for LeMar Photography, Wahpeton. After graduation, she attended NDSCS and received a Liberal Arts degree. For a short while, she worked at Premier Video in West Fargo, ND. Then in 1992 she returned to Lemar Photography where she has worded ever since. Diane married Duane Stirling in 1997 and from this union, Logan and Ashlynn were born. On July 11, 2009, Diane was united in marriage to Scott Marthaler in Brainerd, MN. They made their home in Breckenridge where they dedicate their lives to family, friends, business and community.
Diane made family and friends a priority, knowing that relationships are a gift to be treasured and nurtured. Immersing herself into parenthood, Diane was passionate about her children. She enjoyed listening to music and embraced the beauty of nature, relishing every minute spent outside, especially at the lake. She walked life's journey with courage and faith. In Lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have donations sent to FM BREAST FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP at 708 5th street south, Breckenridge, MN 56520.
Diane is survived by her husband Scott of Breckenridge, MN; her children, Logan Stirling and Ashlynn Stirling, still at home; her step-children, Savannah Marthaler of Glenburn, ND and Allyson (Nate) Bertelsen of Moorhead, MN; her step-granddaughters, Emma Mathaler and Shaelyn Onstott; her mother Gloria Solien; her brother Darin (Connie) Solien; and her niece Emily Solien all of Breckenridge, MN; her father and mother-in-law, Lee (Shirley) Marthaler of Clarkdale, AZ; her sisters-in-law, Josie (Len) Wahl of Waukesha, WI and Michele (Joe) Meyer of Nisswa, MN
Diane is preceded in death by her father, Rodger Solien.