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Ann Elizabeth Diggins

Obituary Information

Service Details

VISITATION

Date:
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Time:
12:30 to 1:30 P.M.


Location:
First United Methodis Church
Austin, Minnesota

FUNERAL SERVICE

Date:
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Time:
1:30 P.M.

Location:
First United Methodist Church
Austin, Minnesota

BURIAL

Oakwood Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota

 

Obituary

Ann Elizabeth Diggins, age 92 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Adams Health Care Center. Ann Elizabeth Block was born March 6, 1926 in Rudd, Iowa to Jens and Blanche (Seffinga) Block. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar Iowa. The family lived near Lyle and she attended Austin High School, graduating in 1944. On March 24, 1946 Ann married Clifford F. Diggins in Austin, Minnesota. The couple made their home in Austin and was blessed with four children. She raised her family and then started working in physical therapy at the Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin. Ann was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Austin, the Horticulture Society, and served as a judge at the Mower County Fair and Minnesota State Fair. She enjoyed gardening, and had her own kiln for making and firing pottery. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her sons, Jeff Diggins of Austin, MN, Keith Diggins of Austin, MN, Roger Diggins of Austin, MN; brothers, Richard Block of Stillwater, Phillip (Bonnie) Block of Oakdale, David (Pat) Block of Palm Court, Florida; sister, Gloria Read of Woodbury; 5 grandchildren, Kendall, Kyle, Darrick, Dustin, and Patrick; 5 great-grandchildren, Jon, Jolene, Blair, Kylee, and Averie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jens and Blanche Block, husband Clifford F. Diggins in 1997, daughter Sandra Johnson, 2 brothers Robert and Kenneth Block amd one sisters Marilyn Lewis.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M., on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Austin with Reverend Dennis Tamke officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M., on Thursday, June 14th, at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

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