Darlene M. Parker

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Dec
29
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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December 29, 2008
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Storden Community Center
312 America Street
Storden, MN 56174

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Dec
30
Service
10:30 AM
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Date & Time

December 30, 2008
10:30 AM

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Bethany Lutheran Church-Storden
300 America Street
Storden, MN 56174

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April 21, 1945 - December 26, 2008
Darlene Mae Parker was born on April 21, 1945,... read full obituary

Darlene M. Parker

April 21, 1945 - December 26, 2008
Darlene Mae Parker was born on April 21, 1945, in Vesta, Minnesota to the late Herbert and Erna (Gladitsch) Schrupp. She attended Lamberton Schools and later completed her education at Storden High School. Later in life she continued her education at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota.

On June 17, 1960, Darlene was united in marriage to Derold Parker in Lamberton, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Derold, Lois, LaVonne, and Brian. For many years, Darlene work at Thynes’ Grocery Store in Storden and later owned the Storden Café, she owned her own glass repair shop, worked at Family Drug in Windom, the Good Samaritan Society in Westbrook, and the Adult Day Care Center in Windom. Through the years, Darlene had many enjoyments in life which included fishing, spending time with family and friends, working on puzzles, camping, gardening, reading, and feeding the birds in her backyard.

In 1994, Darlene was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously through the years until Friday afternoon, December 26th, 2008, when she passed away at the Sanford Regional Hospital in Worthington, Minnesota at the age of 63 years.

Darlene was a longtime, faithful member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden.

Darlene is survived by her husband of forty-eight years, Derold Parker of Storden; four children, Derold R. Parker of Alabama; Lois Grams and husband, Kelly, of Storden; LaVonne Redding and husband, Mike, of Barnesville MN;Brian Parker and his wife, Jennifer, of North Mankato; twelve grandchildren, Danielle, Nathan, Tyler, Julia, Mitchel, Corrie, Gretchen, Caroline, Hallie, Katelyn, Matthew, and Jaxson; two great-grandchildren, Bethany and Hudson; four siblings, JoAnn Schultz of Balaton, MN, Earl Schrupp of Brooklyn Center, MN, Roland Schrupp and his wife, Eleanor, of Burnsville, MN and Marian Yoder of Ohio; and several other relatives and friends.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents.

Darlene was loved very much and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Blessed be her memory.
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It was with great sadness that I learned of... read full
by Donna Karschnik, Friend and Neighbor
Jan 29, 2009
It was with great sadness that I learned of Darlene's passing.I have fond memories of the friendship she and my mother ,Delores, shared. I remember happy times that we all shared being neighbors. Her beautiful smile and genuine kindness will be sorely missed. I will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers and hope that your sweet memories will continue to comfort you in the days ahead. God Bless, Donna Karschnik
by Donna Karschnik, Friend and Neighbor
Jan 29, 2009
It was with great sadness that I learned of... read full
by Donna Karschnik, Friend and Neighbor
Jan 29, 2009
It was with great sadness that I learned of Darlene's passing.I have fond memories of the friendship she and my mother ,Delores, shared. I remember happy times that we all shared being neighbors. Her beautiful smile and genuine kindness will be sorely missed. I will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers and hope that your sweet memories will continue to comfort you in the days ahead. God Bless, Donna Karschnik
by Donna Karschnik, Friend and Neighbor
Jan 29, 2009
I would like to express my sympathy. Mom enjoyed Darlene as a neighbor. Bernice Thompson is my mother.
by Donna Martinson
Jan 16, 2009
I would like to express my sympathy. Mom enjoyed Darlene as a neighbor. Bernice Thompson is my mother.
by Donna Martinson
Jan 16, 2009
I knew Darlene from my job in the lab at... read full
by Joan Kolander friend
Dec 30, 2008
I knew Darlene from my job in the lab at Avera Worthington Specialty Clinic, she was such an inspiration, her faith & love of God showed in her throughout her battle, she was so thankful for everyday. We should all live as she did. I will miss her as she always lifted me up when I thought I was the one who should be lifting her up. My sympathy to her family, you are in my prayers. God Bless all of you during this difficult time.
by Joan Kolander friend
Dec 30, 2008
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