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I was a classmate of Darlenes and always enjoyed conversation with her. Too young and much to give to others. Gone too soon but in an eternal peace.

Posted by: Jerry Shaffer - Lake Jackson, TX - Classmate   Jan 04, 2018

I went to BHSU with Darlene. We had a lot of fun days there but I only knew her my sophomore year. One weekend I went home with her to Dallas and she liked coming down to our farm.
We were in contact and would talk to each other on the telephone at least three times a year. She came through Wall several times and I would meet her at the Wall Drug. She talked very highly of you,

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Posted by: Marie Naescher - Wall, SD - Friend   Jan 04, 2018


I'm so sorry to hear of you loss, I know you have lots of wonderful memories which will help you through this difficult time.

Keeping you in my prayers.

Posted by: Donna Harrison - Sioux Falls, SD - Family Friend   Dec 23, 2017

Many years ago, Darlene, Sharon Carter & Shirley Schueneman were a couple of years behind me at Edens #40, north of Dallas, SD. Darlene was a first generation of Czech (Bohemian) parents in our state. Her Dad, Jerry, was a friendly man and was so proud to be a American. I believe Darlene's mother had a physical disability. - "back then" issues didn't always have a name as we know them today. I was always happy to hear that Darlene

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Posted by: Alta Greer Greer Empkey - Omaha, NE - Classmate   Dec 23, 2017