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DARLENE J. CARLSON

April 4, 1944 — February 13, 2024

SHARON

DARLENE J. CARLSON

Darlene J. Carlson of Sharon, ND passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle from the neurological disease of dementia. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 19, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Sheyenne Valley Lutheran Church in rural Finley. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the services starts.

Darlene was born 04/04/1944 in Milwaukee, WI. She grew up in Wisconsin. She graduated from Brookfield Central High School in Wisconsin.  After high school she worked as an executive secretary until she met the love of her life Dennis.

Dennis was at the military hospital in Illinois after being wounded in Vietnam and after his recovery, was out at a local establishment on base and one of his friends asked him to meet his girlfriend’s friend whose blind date did not show. It was love at first sight and 6 weeks later they were engaged and within 6 months were married. Darlene the beautiful city girl from Wisconsin moved to a farm in Finley ND with an outhouse, no rural water and was so happy to start her life with Dennis.

On June 24, 1967 Darlene married the love of her life, Dennis W. Carlson at the Sheyenne Valley Church in Finley, ND. They resided in the Finley-Sharon area and built an established successful farm together with a lot of love and hard work from both of them.  They have had a wonderful love story. They raised 3 daughters and a son. She loved spending time at the lake in the summers with family and enjoyed traveling many winters to Florida with Denny.

Darlene worked as an office manager/secretary with the FSA office, empowerment zone, county attorney’s office, Steele County Water Board, Cooperstown Implement John Deere and both Steele County Press and Gleaner Northwood Newspaper. She did all the books for the farm and was excellent learning the computer and technology on her own. She was so smart and worked so hard at everything she did.

Darlene was energetic and loved her family. She loved spending time with friends and family. She was beautiful inside and out. She loved her husband and 4 children so very much. She enjoyed and loved her 9 grandchildren. She was blessed with one great grandchild. She was so very proud of her family. Her favorite role in life was that of a wife, Mother and grandmother.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Dorothy Schier. Mother in law and Father in law, John and Alma Carlson. Son in law Dean Dahl, and Brother in laws Irvin Carlson, Elvin Trageton, and Galen Larson, sister in law Marlys Carlson, and Nephew Justin Carlson.

She is survived by her husband Dennis, Sharon, ND; 3 daughters Michelle (Kent) Woinarowicz, Warren MN; Lisa (Lance) Reynolds, Cape Coral, Florida; Rachel (Brad) Bosch, Bismarck, ND; and 1 son Luke (Jodi) Carlson, Finley ND; 9 grandchildren Paden Fetting, Ethan Woinarowicz, Mason Woinarowicz, Tylan (Ashley) Reynolds, Cade Reynolds, Jace Dahl, Xyler Carlson, Kiaza Carlson and Briella Carlson and 1 great grandchild Riley Reynolds; 2 sisters Kris (Herb) Zabel, Carol (Steve) Bakken and 3 brothers Ron (Kathy) Schier, Mike (Cyndi) Schier, and Dale (Linda) Schier; 1 brother in law John (Evonne) Carlson, 2 sisters in law Ilene Larson and Joyce Trageton as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of the Red River Valley, Grand Forks, ND.

 

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Visitation

Monday, February 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Sheyenne Valley Lutheran Church

5th ST NE AND 121 AVE NE, FINLEY, ND 58230

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 19, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Sheyenne Valley Lutheran Church

5th ST NE AND 121 AVE NE, FINLEY, ND 58230

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 19, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Sheyenne Valley Lutheran Church

5th ST NE AND 121 AVE NE, FINLEY, ND 58230

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