Age 80, passed away peacefully April 26, 2022, one day short of her 81st birthday. She was born April 27, 1941, in Lansing, to Stanley and Margaret Baker. Dianne graduated from Lansing Sexton High School in 1959, and from Lansing Business School in 1961. After that, she married Daryl Rolfe, who preceded her in death in 1967. In 1970, she married Gary Mitchell and they raised four children together in Williamston. They were together for 44 years, until his death in 2014. She worked as human resources director for a laboratory.
In addition to her husbands, Dianne was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Anderson. Surviving are children, Stuart (Britta) Mitchell, Scott (Kaitlynn) Mitchell, Cheryl (Robert) Bergau, and Steven Mitchell; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and brothers, John Baker and Stanley Baker, Jr.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral service. Livestream of the funeral is available at https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1651272796181388 Interment will follow in Delta Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Dianne Mitchell. Online condolences may be left for her family at www.EstesLeadley.com.