January 19, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Diane Kaye Mitchell

Diane Kaye Mitchell, 73, died from complications of Alzheimer’s December 14th, 2020.

Diane was born November 15, 1947, in Graceville, MN to Clarence and 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 and the rest is history. Together they watched their children grow and have families of their own. Many evenings and weekends were dedicated to spending time with grandchildren or watching sports.

Diane loved working and 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 and 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 and 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 and her dogs.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Myrtle Frank, her brother, Ken Frank and 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 and 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 and dancing feet.

There will be a celebration of her life sometime in 2021. Date has yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.