Diane Goar

April 30, 1912 ~ April 11, 2020 (age 107)


Diane Viola Goar, 107 of Montevideo died on Saturday April 11, 2020 at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo.

Private family services  will be held in August.

Diane was born April 30, 1912 to Herman and Hulda (Abraham) Jaeck on the farm in Tyro Township near Boyd, MN.  She graduated from Bellingham High School in 1929 as the class valedictorian.  Diane won a scholarship to nursing school but had to turn it down because her family couldn’t afford the cost to send her to college.  Diane moved to Montevideo and was working at Ed’s Café when she met Lloyd Goar, who worked at Stampson’s Café.  Lloyd and Diane were married December 8, 1935.  They owned and operated the Black and White Café during the late 1930's and early 1940's.  Diane became a stay at home mother after the birth of her three children: Marilyn, Douglas, and Bradford.

Diane was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church since 1936 and had a strong faith in the Lord.  Her hobbies included the piano, crochet and knitting, photography and golf.

Diane is survived by two sons: Douglas (Claudea) of Pensacola, FL and Bradford of Montevideo, MN; five grandchildren: Kristen Drapac, Gregory (Sheri) Goar, Kathryn Goar, Jennifer Goar, Joseph (Stacey) Goar; six great grandchildren: Emerson Drapac, Anderson Drapac, Keaton Goar, Alaina Goar, Hudson Goar, and Winston Goar as well as extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd; daughter, Marilyn; brother, Harold Jaeck, and sisters: Evelyn Barton, Ruth Fitzner, Elvera Lee and Marjorie Hanson.



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Funeral Service

Committal Service


Memorial Service
August 15, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Montevideo)

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