Darhlene "Dar" Lawrence

Darhlene “Dar” Lawrence, 76, of Kindred, ND died Tuesday March 17, lovingly surrounded by her Parkside Nursing Home family, Lisbon, ND. Darhlene Lawrence was born September 27, 1938, in Soda Springs, ID, the daughter of John and Eva (Beus) Butterfield. Darhlene graduated from Soda Springs High School. She was raised and baptized in the L.D.S. church. In March of 1959 she was united in marriage to Roswell Allen Lawrence, they had 2 daughters, they moved to Minnesota in 1964 and then to North Dakota in 1976, divorcing in 1979. From there Darhlene met the love of her life and very special friend Lawrence Erickson. She will be remembered for always putting her family first. She leaves behind her daughters, Tammie Heffelfinger, East Helena, MT, Dianna Hersch, Walcott, ND, and 6 grandchildren, Chrystal Kruckenberg, Hazen, ND,   Derrick Retterath, Cheyenne, WY, Olivia Retterrath, currently serving active duty in the Military, Clinton Vangsness, Bismarck, ND, Levi and Eva Vangsness Walcott, ND and 3 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her dad, John Owen Butterfield, her mother Eva Hopkins, step dad, Vernal Hopkins and her love Lawrence Erickson. A very special thank you to Parkside for making mother feel part of your family where she was loved by all. A sincere thank you to the angels of hospice who gave her special care in her time of need. A memorial service will be held Friday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fredrikson - Boulger Funeral Chapel in Kindred, ND with visitation one hour before service.

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  1. I enjoyed working with Dar at the fireworks factory. I remember her “favorite saying”. “Crumb-on-a-crutch”.

  2. I am saddened to hear of Dar’s passing, my sympathies to her family and friends. She was a sweet Lady…

  3. Your heart was so full of love,
    Please watch us from above,
    May your memories carry on,
    Long after you are gone,
    I will never forget you,
    And please don’t forget me…
    And please give your loved ones some peace.

    Tiffany E

  4. So, sorry for your loss. I remember your mom way back when she owned the Ayr cafe. I didn’t know her that well. But when I was a little girl visiting my Grandma & Grandpa we would get to go up to the cafe every once in awhile and your mom was always so nice & full of energy. My grandparents thought very highly of her. Keeping you in our prayers. God Bless.

  5. Many memories of Dar when she and Larry visited us. Lots of card games and visits to the Frenchtown casino. Our sympathy. Wini and John.

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