Morris High School, class of 1965
Age 73, died from complications of Alzheimer’s December 14, 2020. Diane was born November 15, 1947, in Graceville, MN to Clarence & Myrtle Frank. She was raised in Donnelly, MN. In December of 1966, Diane married Don Boettcher. They spent a few years overseas & moving around with the Air Force before finally settling down in New Hope, MN where they raised their 3 children. In 1991, she married the love of her life, Don Mitchell. They spotted each other across the dance floor at a singles dance & the rest is history. Together they watched their children grow & have families of their own. Many evenings and weekends were dedicated to spending time with grandchildren or watching sports. Diane loved working & her work history proves it. She spent years as a nurse aid at North Ridge Care Center. From there she moved up to administration at Chardon Courts Assisted Living. At 55, she went back to school & became a massage therapist and worked for Fantasia Salon in Crystal. Her final place of employment was with Faegre & Benson Law Firm, in downtown Minneapolis. She loved riding the bus & walking the Skyways. She also enjoyed working at their neighborhood pool when they lived in Maple Grove. Diane was able to enjoy a couple of years of retirement with the love of her life & her dogs. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence & Myrtle Frank, her brother Ken Frank & her brother-in-law, Ray Holten. She is survived by her husband, Don Mitchell; her children, Tawnia (Jim) Hartmann, Stephanie Boettcher, and Aaron Boettcher; her stepchildren, Erik Rotter (Sherry Kite), Mary (David) Cromer, Shelley Mitchell (Gregg Mohs), Scott (Elyse) Mitchell, Marnie Maroney, Tim Mitchell, 17 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren; her sister, Carol Holten; brother Arden Frank’ and dogs Duke and Charlie; and many other family members and friends. Diane will be remembered for her beautiful smile, sparkling eyes & dancing feet.
There will be a celebration of her life on October 9, 2021 from 2:00-8:00p.m. at the Brooklyn Park Community Center. 5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.