Diana Sue Ruehrmund Mikolic

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Diana Sue Ruehrmund Mikolic, age 53 of Yuma, AZ died February 12, 2020, in Scottsdale, AZ.  She was born December 29, 1966, in Jacksonville, AR to Paul and Margaret (Vermillion) Ruehrmund.  She attended Agua Fria High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Remington College. She worked as a 911 operator for 14 years helping others at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, and the Army and Marine bases in Yuma, AZ. Diana was a successful businesswoman operating a Kettle Corn & Fresh Lemonade concession trailer at the Yuma County Fair Grounds and at other events and festivals in Yuma, Arizona.  She was a hard worker and took pride in the work she did. Diana loved and showed kindness to animals of all kinds, especially her dogs.

In her free time, Diana enjoyed camping with her husband, friends, and family. She liked to do beadwork, needlepoint and made beautiful handmade jewelry.  She was a friend to everyone that she met. Her kind and generous attitude made it easy to like her.  She loved helping people and always chose employment that allowed her to help others.  Her greatest enjoyment came from serving her family. She loved being with her husband, children, and grandchildren.  They were her greatest pride and joy.  As a friend wrote, “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they are gone the light remains.  Diana had that light.”

Diana is survived by her husband, Aaron Scott Mikolic; daughters, Danielle Marie Ruehrmund, and Hannah Sue Mikolic; son, Aaron Lorenzo Mikolic; father, Paul Ruehrmund; sister, Denise Summit; brothers, Robert and Richard Ruehrmund; and grandchildren, Kenzie, Teagan, Wyatt, and Hannah’s baby girl expected June 8th, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Ruehrmund, who passed away on 2/9/2020, they are now together in heaven.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 am, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 830 E Plaza Cir, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Trinity Lutheran School, 830 E. Plaza Circle, Litchfield Park, AZ  85340.  Condolences for the family may be left below.

6 Comments on “Diana Sue Ruehrmund Mikolic

  1. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. It is an honor to serve your family.

  2. Diana was such an incredibly kind and down to earth person. She was such a hard worker, always with a cheerful attitude. I’m sure Diana was wonderful in countless other ways, but that’s how we remember her for the short time we go to know her. Our hearts ache for your loss. Love Mike&Pauline

  3. Diana was a sweet soul.

    When we were neighbors, Aaron and Diana were the most gracious, giving people I have ever met. I will remember camping, and laughing, and all the good times we had.

    To Aaron and family, I know this is a painful time. I hope that the pain will eventually diminish, and you will look upon your time with Diana with love and fond memories.

    Bless you all.

  4. Words cannot convey what I feel in my heart. Diana was such a delightful person always smiling, always laughing. I will miss her. I am so sorry for your loss Aaron. I cannot even imagine how you feel. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and her smile will always be remembered.

  5. I knew Diana through her work at Fort McDowell. She was a true ray of sunshine in the department. She glowed when talking about her family and her adventures on her days off. She was always someone you could count on and was very proficient as a dispatcher. She was a person that others could talk with and she was very compassionate.

    Her loss is way too soon and underscores how fragile life is.

    God speed..

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