Darlene A. Bergquist, 79

Darlene Bergquist, 79, of Glenwood, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2013 at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. Visitation will be
from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery in Lowry. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

Darlene Adeline Bergquist, the daughter of Walter and Tena (Meyer) Pischke, was born on Oct. 12, 1934 on a farm near Echo. She grew up on the farm and attended country school near Echo.

On May 18, 1952 Darlene was united in marriage to Vernon Bergquist. This marriage was blessed with eightchildren. Darlene and Vernon made their home in Echo before moving to Lowry in 1957. They shared 45 years of marriage before Vernon passed away April 29, 1998.

After moving to Lowry, Darlene furthered her education at Alexandria Technical College becoming a licensed practical nurse (LPN). She worked for over 20 years as a nurse at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, crocheting, knitting, painting, was an avid collector and amazing
baker. She excelled at everything she did. She will be remembered as a very hard worker, a wonderful nurse, a loving grandmother, who adored babies, and most of all a beloved mother to her children. Darlene passed away Nov. 29, 2013 at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood.

Darlene is survived by her son, Jim (Jodene) Bergquist of Brooten; daughters, Sherri (Andy) Jennings of Denton, Texas, Kathy (Mark) Jennings of St. Louis, Mo., Cindy (Phil) Johnshoy of Starbuck, Becky (John) Oeltjen of Glenwood, Peggy (Steve) Leedahl of Glenwood and Gail Bergquist of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Troy,
Trent, Tricia and Kayla Pederson, Jenna, Shari Jo and Tena Johnshoy, Aaron, Kara and Michelle Leedahl, Joel, Matt and Jamie Jennings, Heather, Michael and Stephen Jennings, Jaden, KaSandra, Kolten and Jaya Bergquist; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Austin, Mariah, Dylan, Taylor, Christian, Isaac, Brock, Logan, Brady, Cooper, Bailey, Brianna, Adrienne, Peyten and Hunter; sisters, Donna (David) Schuett of Glenwood and Jean Pischke of Lowry; brothers, Marvin Pischke of Lowry and Arden (Donna) Pischke of Onamia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon Bergquist; an infant son, Johnny Bergquist; brothers, Walter and Melborne Pischke; sister, Ardayne Lehtola; and most recently her fi rst grandson, Trevor Pederson.

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