Diane (Dini) Hasselstrom


Diane (Dini) Hasselstrom passed away on November 6, 2021 in Rochester, MN.

A celebration of life will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 19, 2021 at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, ND.  Family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service.  A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.

Dini was born October 13,1957, the 3rd child to Raymond and Jeanette Hallgren in Crosby, ND. She graduated from Crosby High School in 1975, and married her high school sweetheart, Blair Hasselstrom July 17, 1976.

To this union were born children Melissa and Cory, whom she loved and encouraged to the end. Dini and her family spent most of their years together in the Bismarck/Mandan area. She was the friendly day captain of the Seven Seas Restaurant for 13 years where she oversaw their servers. From then to present Dini was again serving others as part of a home health service team. She loved caring for others and was devoted to her client’s needs.

Dini spent most of her free time with the love of her life, Blair. She loved the road cruises they took through the badlands and country drives. She was always there to listen and give advice to family members to help them with their life challenges. Her smile was comforting to everyone she came in contact with, and everyone loved her happy laugh. Her grandson J J brought special happiness to her life. She had a special fondness for daisies, ladybugs, butterflies, buttons and marbles. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Dini is survived by her husband of 45 years, Blair; daughter, Melissa and grandson J J.; son, Cory; mother, Jeanette, Osage WY; sisters, Ramona Eutsler of Osage WY, Gloria Fenster (Maynard) of Williston ND, Melissa Strand (Greg) of Williston ND, and Susan Schmidt (Mike) of Arlington WA; and brother, Duane (Terri) Hallgren of Gold Bar WA.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Hallgren; aunts, Eileen Olson and Emilie Boschee; and two close friends, Elanora Bagola and Marvel Martin.

The recording of the service will be posted here.




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I am so sorry to hear about Diane, loved working with her so much! She brought so much joy and happiness to of us her were blessed enough to call her friend. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends!!

Dini there aren’t words to describe a person like you,I love you and admire you,your so beautiful,until we meet again r.i.p

Mommy I always needed u then, I need u now . I hope where you are ur so peaceful and full of joy cuz there’s no other woman in this whole world that could ever be the woman wife mother or friend u ever were mommy I’m so sad I love you!

Missy I m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. thoughts and prayer

Missy, I’m so sorry. Your family is in my prayers, I always adored your mom and her beautiful heart ❤
Love you, Tracy

Aunt Dini
You will be Grately Missed
You brought so much Joy and Happiness to so many people
Always full of encouraging words and positive advice !
You weren’t scared to tell it as it was!!
I have so many Great Memories growing up . Spending time at your house (s) ! Hanging out with Missy and Cory !!!
I’ve Always looked up to You and Blair And your Loved filled Marriage!!
May you rest in Peace!!

I love you
Joe Strand