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Wise, Darlene (1931-2017)


Posted By: Paul Nagy (email)
Date: 12/20/2017 at 23:03:55

Darlene Wise
June 17, 1931 - December 3, 2017

Darlene Wise, age 86, of Linn Grove, Iowa, died on December 3, 2017, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Darlene Faye Hughes, a daughter of Owen and Marie (Libby) Hughes, was born near Peterson, Iowa, on June 17, 1931. She lived her youth in the Sioux Rapids and Rembrandt vicinity. After graduating from Rembrandt High School, she continued her education at Buena Vista College.

Darlene’s life was blessed with eight children: Dennis, Dwain, Emmett, Lori, Denise, Randy, Jim, and Mick. She had made her home in the Linn Grove community since 1963. Affiliated with Upper Des Moines Opportunity and Head Start throughout her adult life, she began her career as a teacher and later served as the Buena Vista County coordinator. In addition, she became a food consultant and coordinator for area daycare centers.

A member of the Riverside Evangelical Free Church, she had a very special passion and love for Special Youth Challenge (SYC). Very gifted in sewing, quilting, doing various crafts, crocheting, and knitting, she made many quilts for those benefiting from the SYC ministry. Moreover, she received a great deal of enjoyment feeding and watching the birds and playing cards at the local Dinner Date.

Darlene’s life is loved and treasured by her family which includes her children: Dennis (Brigitte) Wise, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Dwain (Karen) Wise, of Sweet Home, Oregon, Emmett (Marlene) Wise, of Defiance, Iowa, Randy Wise, and Cheri (Woolery), of Spencer, Iowa, Jim (Deb) Wise, of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, and Mickey Wise, and Patti Snyder, of Peterson, Iowa; her son-in-law, James Carlson, of Sioux Rapids, Iowa; and her grandchildren: Amy, Arielle, Ethan, Josh, Kim, Lisa, Matthew, Melissa, Michael, and Thomas; as well as by numerous great grandchildren; other extended family members; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Denise Wise and Lori Carlson; her grandson, Jake Carlson; her brothers: Cliff and Russ Hughes; and her sister, Shirley Wolfe.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Linn Grove. Burial will follow in the Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove. Visitation will take place Friday, December 8, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is overseeing the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Darlene’s memory to “SYC”.

Sliefert Funeral Homes, 2017.


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