Creston, Union County, Iowa
Monday, February 8, 2010
OBITUARY - DARLENE LARSEN
Darlene LARSEN, 81, of Clearfield, died Feb. 4, 2010, at Clearview Home in Clearfield.
An Eastern Star service will begin at 6:00 pm Sunday.
Services were 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 8, at Clearfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry ROBERTSON officiated.
Burial was in Clearfield Cemetery. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield is in charge of arrangements. Memorials
may be directed to Clearfield United Methodist Church.
OBITUARY - DARLENE LARSEN
Alice Darlene BRUNER, youngest daughter of Frederick Arthur and Ava E. (GREER) BRUNER, was born November 7, 1928 at
Clearfield, Iowa. She died February 4, 2010 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield after a lengthy illness. Darlene was
united in marriage to Richard Dean LARSEN on August 27, 1947. To this union, three children were born; Ray Dean, Paula
Suzanne, and Barbara Jolene.
Darlene was a member of the Clearfield United Methodist Church of which she was very active in the United Methodist Women,
Missions Committee, and Bible Study. For many years Darlene kept a scrapbook of the State Fair Shuttle Bus Service for
the Clearfield Lions Club. She became a member of the club and served as secretary for several years.
Darlene was an active member of Cornelia Chapter #524 Order of the Eastern Star. She served as Worthy Matron a number of
times and was appointed to serve as Grand Electa of the Grand Lodge of Iowa in 2008. In 2009 she was appointed to serve
as Grand Representative of North Dakota.
Darlene loved reading, playing cards, and games. She belonged to several bridge clubs, other card clubs and was a long
time member of the Friendly Neighbor Club. She enjoyed cooking and quilting. She especially enjoyed her family and
supported the activities of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband Richard; parents Fred & Ava BRUNER; parents-in-law Chris & Fern LARSEN;
brothers-in-law Robert PARRISH, Glenn LARSEN, Orrin LARSEN, Harold LARSEN, Boyd LARSEN; sisters-in-law Helen LARSEN,
Priscilla HARVEY, Cleota LARSEN; and great niece Monica LONGFELLOW.
Darlene is survived by her children Ray Dean LARSEN & wife Karen of Clearfield, Paula LARSEN of Hedrick, IA, and Barbara
GARRETT & husband Art of Diagonal; grandchildren Robert LARSEN & wife Katie, Kimberly BRAMMER & husband Aaron, Julie
MALCOM & husband Bob, Ronda EVANS & husband Chris; great grandchildren Rylan LARSEN, Neely MALCOM, Heath EVANS, Colter
PICKERING, Chayse MALCOM, Kade MALCOM, Shaylen (Aaron) LINKE; sister Dorothy PARRISH; brother-in-law Jim LARSEN & wife
Eleanor; sister-in-law Dorothea LARSEN; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Transciptions by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2010
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