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Diane M. Askew, 80, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.
Diane was born on November 1, 1938 in Fargo, ND to Joseph and Veronica (Moos) Kasowski. She was the second of eight children. She grew up on a farm east of Casselton, ND, and graduated from Casselton High School. She married Robert (Bob) Askew, also of Casselton, in 1958. In 1960, they began operation of a nursery/greenhouse in Casselton – Lehigh Gardens. After raising three children, Diane attended NDSU and proudly graduated with a B.A. in History in 1986. Diane enjoyed sewing, art, baking, and quilting. Her beautiful quilts were lovingly spread across the country as she made them for her children, grandchildren, and siblings. In 1987, Diane and Bob re-opened Lehigh Gardens and sold beautiful plants and flowers to the people of Casselton. In 2001 they moved to Fargo and recently Diane moved to West Fargo.
Diane is survived by her children, Joseph (Loretta) Askew, Fargo, Deidre (Steven) Strand, San Diego, CA and Robert (Tammy) Askew, West Fargo; grandchildren, Kate Askew, Tom Askew, Sarah Strand, Greta Strand, Emily Strand, Marie Askew and Jamie Askew; siblings, Gary (Sydney) Kasowski, Cle Elum, WA, Lynne Finer, Fargo, Lon (Virna) Kasowski, Clancy, MT, Maureen Kasowski, West Fargo, and Joette (Duane) Luther, Alice, ND; sister-in-law, Ruth Kasowski, Bonney Lake, WA; numerous nephews and nieces and a brother-in-law, Clifford Askew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Joseph and Veronica; brother, Phillip Kasowski, sister, Mary Ford, brother-in-law, Jerry Ford, and a niece, Veronica Finer.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials are sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral Service: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11 am at West Funeral Home, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Interment: Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, ND.
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