Dianne Mikkonen was born on March 23, 1964 in Regina, Saskatchewan where she attended elementary school. In 1975, she moved to Sheho where she attended high school in Foam Lake, graduating in 1983.
Dianne and Danny met in 1980 and were later married the summer of 1984 on August 25th. They were blessed with two children; Mitchel in 1985 and Melissa in 1987. Together they lived in a small house by Invermay, Saskatchewan until 1988 when they settled into their forever home in Willowbrook, Saskatchewan. Diane was made a grandmother in 2004 when Psymon was born and again in 2013 when Penelope was born.
Diane started working while she was in high school where she served at Willies Bar & Grill and later at the Sheho Hotel. Between 1985 and 1991 Diane stayed home and raised the children while often helping Danny with odd jobs for road construction. In 1991 she went back to work at the local Superstore until 1997 when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Despite her diagnosis she completed her accounting course in 1998 and worked at TD Bank from 1999 until 2012. During her career there, she was acknowledged for her performance and received many awards and trips as a thanks from the company. In 2012, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Danny Mikkonen, son; Mitchel Mikkonen, daughter; Melissa Mikkonen, grandchildren; Psymon and Penelope, as well as many extended family and friends. Also missing Diane is her faithful dog, Sparky.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Diane's memory to Saskatchewan Cancer Centre, 20 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 4H4 to the Yorkton District Health Centre.