Diane was born on April 18, 1947 to Mike and Ismay (Ochsner) Mittlieder in Dupree, South Dakota. In the 1950's, the Mittlieder family moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Diane attended college at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she studied law and then worked as a probation officer. In 1972 she married Joseph G. Meyers III and in 1975, Diane gave birth to the couple's first daughter, Jodi. A second daughter, Juli, was born in 1978. The marriage ended in 1979 and shortly after, Diane and her daughters moved to Iowa to live with her mother, Ismay and her step-father, Leonard Hunt. In 2005, Diane moved to Lakewood, Colorado to live with her eldest daughter, Jodi and son-in-law, Will Libolt where she lived until the time of her death.
Diane is preceded in death by her father, Mike Mittlieder; her mother, Ismay Hunt; her step-father, Leonard Hunt; two brothers, Clarence (Sonny) Mittlieder and Marvin Mittlieder; a sister, Esther Hirsch and brother-in-law, Melvin Kroeger.
Left to mourn her passing are her daughters and son-in-law, Jodi and Will Libolt of Colorado and Juli Meyers of Texas; grand-daughter, Willow Libolt; sister, Sheila Kroeger of Nebraska; brothers, Herb (Eugene) and wife Dottie, Ray and wife Jan, Duane and wife Dorie all of Nebraska; sisters-in-law Kay Mittlieder of Nebraska and Shirley Mittlieder of Wyoming and a brother-in-law Arnold Hirsch of Idaho.
Diane came from a large family and had many brothers and sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors. She was a compassionate woman who loved attending church and bible studies, drinking coffee and playing cards with her friends in Iowa. She enjoyed watching cooking shows and NASCAR races on television, but most of all she treasured playing with her grand-daughter, Willow. Though her body was confined to a wheelchair, Diane was able to reach out and touch the lives of many people. She didn't allow her physical disability to prevent her from being a wonderful mother, a loving daughter, a caring friend and a courageous mentor to many of us. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.