Darlene Delaney

darlene delaney

Darlene M. Delaney, 72, Fargo,  passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN.

Darlene was born to Hubert and Eleanor (Haider) Winter on January 31, 1939 in Mahnomen, MN. She grew up in there and graduated from Mahnomen High School there. She then moved to Fargo to where she worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone until her marriage. She married Gerald Delaney in 1964 in Mahnomen. They moved to Bismarck, ND where they lived  until  1970 when they moved to Fargo. 

Darlene was a homemaker, raised her four children, and returned to work when her children started High School. She worked at Happy Tyme Day Care, Camelot Cleaners, and Food Services at South High School  until her retirement in 2010. She was active at Nativity Catholic Church,  she was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by children: Constance (Perry) McClellan, West Fargo, ND, Michael (Barbara)  Delaney,  Moorhead, MN, Lisa (Fred) Baker, Gilbert, MN and Jay  Delaney, Fargo, ND; her grandchildren, Jessica and Jacob McClellan, Kelsey Delaney, Casey and Cole Baker, and Brooke Senior; brother, Robert (Shari) Winter, West Bend, WI. She was  preceded in death by her husband, Gerald,  parents and grandson, Logan McClellan.

Memorials are preferred to Church of the Nativity or Hospice of the Red River Valley.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Monday in the Boulger Funeral Home. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 Monday and one hour before the funeral in the church. Burial at Holy Cross North Cemetery.

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  1. Your mom was friends with my mom and dad. I would run into your mom at Hornbachers and she was always so nice to visit with. Our thoughts are with you…
    Missy (Daul) Youngs

  2. Connie, Mike, Lisa & Jay – I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Even though we only lived next door to your family for a few years, many of my earliest childhood memories include your family. Whether it was Connie, Mike or Lisa babysitting us, Kirk & Jay playing, your mom sticking her head out the front door telling all of you it was time for supper or your dad’s deep voice, somehow memories of your family have always stuck with me. You all definitely left a good, lasting impression on a five-year old!! My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you. You mom was an amazing person.

  3. Bismarck ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. I worked with Jerry and we had good times with Jerry and Darlene including buying their house when they moved to Fargo.


  5. Fargo N. D.My heartfelt sympathy to all Darlenes family. I have many fond memories of Darlene and Jerry-especially during our N.C.R. years.
    Connie Waswick

  6. Nichols SCDarlene was a model of courage, determination and inspiration, who will be greatly mised by her family and friends. She is now at peace with no more pain and is with Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers go to her friends and family.

  7. Clarksville OHI think back across the years that I got to know and work with Jerry through our NCR years, and the many times we were at their house and had such good times… and how much we enjoyed Jerry and Dar with those times together.

    I can only tell your families that we have many, many fond thoughts of Dar and Jerry to carry forward, as I’m sure you do as well.

    You are in our thoughts,
    Bob & Loma West

  8. Horace ND
    Connie, Mike, Lisa & Jay,

    Our thoughts and prayers to all of you and your families. Dar will be missed terribly. We are sorry that we will not be able to be there for the funeral, but we send our love to you. If we can help in any way please let us know.

    Take care….
    Ken & Patty Bernier

  9. Federal Way WashingtonIt was so nice seeing Darlene last summer. We were able to spend some time together in June. She fought the good fight. No more suffering and pain. My God bless each of you in your grief at the loss of your sister, mother, mother in law, aunt and grandmom. God is faithful.
    Karen and Trin Suniga (cousin)

  10. Sun City West AZ
    Dear Delaney family:
    Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. We always think of Darlene (and your father) as active, contributing members of Nativity. I hope your happy memories and faith can help you through this difficult time. Know that our Catholic faith community will keep your mother and all of you in prayer.

  11. mesa azdelaney family,
    i knew your mother for many years at nativity church. she was such a wonderful, gentle person. she will be missed. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    matt & sharon wolf

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