Obituary of Diane Akins
Diane Akins, age 66 of Scotland, SD died Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the Scotland Community Church, Scotland, SD with Vicar Andy Bueber officiating. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery, Scotland, SD. Visitations will be 5 to 7 PM, Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at the Scotland Community Church, Scotland, SD with as Scripture service at 7:00 PM. Visitations resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences may be sent at: www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com. Life streaming of Diane’s funeral service can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/opsahlkostel/live. The Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Onsite Crematory, Yankton, SD is assisting with the service details.
Loretta Diane Akins Kocourek was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend and most notably a breast cancer survivor. She gained her angel wings on November 9, 2021 at the age of 66.
Diane was born to Burton and Martha Baucom Sr. on October 14, 1955. She was raised in California and moved to South Dakota 28 years ago. Diane worked at Good Samaritan Society for 15 years, most recently as an LPN.
Diane enjoyed fishing, camping, watching live music, her pets and feeding the birds. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Diane was also a craft fanatic. There wasn’t a craft she couldn’t do, and she loved to share her talents with others.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ryan, and children, Andrea Sisk (Vance) and Daniel Monclova (Yesenia). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, Heather Wellman (Cody), Tanner Sisk, Athena, Patrick, Christina, and Aurora Monclova, Breanna Johnson (Jason), Macie Johanneson (Tyler), Destry Hough, and Mia Monclova, and Avah Johnson. Additionally, she is survived by her Mother Martha Baucom, Mother- in Law Marlene Luikens, brother Burton Baucom (Linda), brother-in-law Marlin Kocourek (Kim), sister Renee Desaire, sister-in-law Michelle Bertsch (Lewis), and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Burton Baucom Sr., sister Sheri Westbrook, daughter Angela Monclova, and great-grandson Johnathan Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a breast cancer organization, a cause that Diane was passionate about.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Diane Akins, please visit Tribute Store
In Loving Memory
1955 - 2021
Honor their life by leaving a condolence.
Visit our online tribute pages and view pictures, leave a gesture or leave a condolence for a family member, friend or loved one.
> LEARN MORE
Don't leave it to your family.
Pre-plan your funeral today.
Taking the time now to arrange your funeral is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
> LEARN MORE
Our family is here for you, 24/7, 365 days a year.
We invite you to contact us at any time if you have questions, comments or concerns.
We are happy to assist you in anyway we can.