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Darlene Czichotzki

March 30, 1936 - September 03, 2017

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Darlene L Czichotzki, 81, of Fargo, ND, died September 3, 2017 at Sanford Hospital surrounded by family.

Darlene was born in Sabin, MN on March 30, 1936 to Alice and Clarence Lomsdalen. She attended school in Barnesville and graduated in 1954. During her school years, Darlene, was a part of the local 4H winning 2 state fair trips, one on ironing a shirt & the other on cherry wink cookies, she may have won a third time on date bread but by mistake she used salt instead if sugar which didn’t go over to good (this was told by her mom in a family book). She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran in Sabin, MN in May of 1936 and was confirmed at Christ Lutheran in Wolverton, MN in April of 1950. She and Marvin grew up living near each other and were later married at Christ Lutheran Church in Wolverton on October 8, 1955. They have four kids- Larry (Colleen), Dennis, Wanda Swenson (Bruce), and Brian. They also have four grandchildren- Emily & Christopher Czichotzki and Kendra & Marshal Swenson. Darlene was known for her love for first, the Lord, and a close second her family. She also had a passion for ironing, playing cards, reading, and talking with anyone. In addition to these passions, Darlene was a long-time member of LWML, as well as Doin’ Dozen Homemakers both for over 40 years. She was known for her thought of all people as very special, the cream of the crop. Darlene will surely be missed by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She is survived by her Husband, Marvin, Sons, Larry Czichotzki (Colleen), Fargo, ND, Dennis Czichotzki, Bismarck, ND, Daughter Wanda Swenson (Bruce), Garfield, MN, Son Brian Czichotzki, Moorhead, MN, 4 Grandchildren, Emily & Christopher Czichotzki, Kendra & Marshal Swenson, Brothers, Jim Lomsdalen (Linda), Detroit Lakes, MN, Elaina Lomsdalen, DeWitt, IA, Sister, Shirley Berndt, Breckenridge, MN.

She was preceded in death by: parents, brother Bob, two brother-in-laws, and two sister-in-laws.

After Darlene graduated, she worked at Diana Shops for one year, then married Marvin in 1955. They lived near Wolverton for a year before moving to Fargo. Darlene was an active member of LWML for over 40 years and Doin’ Dozen Homemakers since 1968. Darlene was known for the ironing she did for so many as well as her love to read, play cards, and just sit and talk- really with everyone. She was a long time Chairperson and later a Co-Chairperson at church helping with organizing serving for funerals for many years.

Visitation will be held at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo from 5-7pm with a prayer
service at 7pm on Friday, September 8th.

Funeral will be at Immanuel Lutheran in Fargo at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 9th, with a lunch immediately following. Interment at Sunset Cemetery following lunch.

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6 responses to “Darlene Czichotzki”

  1. Diane Halvorson says:

    Prayers and heart felt sympathy to the Czichotzki Family! There are no words that will comfort you but please know many hearts are feeling the loss that you are experiencing. May God wrap his arms around you as you go through this loss.

    Love always, the Halvorson’s (David, Diane, and family)

  2. Carl and Jan Zierott says:

    Our deepest sympathies. We wish we could be there in person in this sad time, but we will be thinking of you and of Darlene. We will cherish the times we spent with her. She was always so nice, pleasant, and fun to visit with. We will always remember her with great fondness.

  3. Dorothy Thorsell says:

    I enjoyed having the pleasure to have known Darlene and Marvin through the chiropractic office she was a very pleasant Lady a very hard worker despite her ailments may you rest in piece Darlene.

  4. Connie Guderjahn says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have known Darlene for many years & I was a member of her Bible class.She was a special friend & will be missed. I wish I could be with you but are out of the area & unable to return for her funeral. Connie & Curt Guderjahn

  5. kimberly Stanley says:

    Dear Czichotzki Family,

    My heart aches for you and your family during this time. Your mother was such an wonderful person and I was blessed to have known her, she will truly be missed. My condolences.

    Kimberly Stanley

  6. Connie and Mike Molony says:

    Ahhh, Darlene! What a sweet, friendly person! She was my life-saving ironing lady, and a wonderful person with whom to visit. We’ve moved away now, but I have thought of her many times with fondness. She always spoke glowingly of her family, and always graciously asked for all the news about our family and particularly about Mike’s mom. We send our condolences, knowing you will sorely miss this kind, thoughtful, loving person in your lives. God bless you all.

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