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Darlene Williams

January 11, 1940 - June 19, 2012


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Darlene Williams

January 11, 1940 - June 19, 2012


Darlene Ann Williams, Lake Park, MN passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo.

Darlene Ann Williams (Russell) was born January 11, 1940 to Kermit and Eleanor Russell, in Valley City, ND. She had two brothers; Daniel (Diane) Colorado Springs,  CO, David (Ginny) Minneapolis, MN,  and one sister, Donna Russell, Omaha, NE.  She married Duane Williams on April 11, 1961 in SD.  She is survived by her husband of 51 years; Duane, her six children, Gloria (Don) Haapapuro, Rollag, Sue (Brad) Larson, Cindy (Doug) Dietrich, Holly (Russel) Richter, Duane Jr., and Dan (Courtney) Greeley, CO.  She also had twelve grandchildren, and five great grand children, and her Aunt Rose Olson.  She was preceded in death by two granddaughters Jessi (1985) Cassie (2002), her parents Kermit and Eleanor Russell and grandparents Cora and Frank Roberts. 

When she was younger she loved to sing and dance and was featured on the local radio station several times.  Her strength and sense of humor were legendary.  After entering the hospital in April she became the “Champion” with her granddaughter Amanda and her great-granddaughter Victoria.  She was an avid reader, crossword puzzle solver, collector of all kinds of jewelry; she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  She will be missed by her family every day.


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  1. Renee & Bill Grover says:

    Moorhead MN
    “Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care
    and that you’re in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer.

    May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.”

    With sympathy, we send our love.
    Renee and Bill Grover

  2. Lori and Dan Vien says:

    Colorado Springs ColoradoMay you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you.

    Love Lori and Dan

  3. Dan and Diane Russell says:

    Colorado Springs Colorado May the winds of love blow softly and whisper in your ear how much we love and miss you and wish you were still here.

    Love Dan and Diane

  4. Annette Jankowski says:

    Fargo ND
    Williams family, Im so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all of you during this very hard time. love Annette

  5. Courtney Olivo says:

    Greeley COI am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. Since we live so far away, I didn’t get to know Darlene that well but I thought she was a wonderful person who was always very nice to us. We are sending you all our love.
    -Courtney and Dawson

  6. Kari Anderson says:

    Fargo ND
    My prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family for the loss of your Mother.
    She leaves behind a legacy in her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren.
    May your journey ahead subside with pain each day as you carry forward your memories of her!!

  7. Sharon Lane says:

    Fargo ND
    Duane and family… I am so sorry that you are having to go through this lose. You have been a great family and support system for Darlene and each other. She was loved and will be long in our hearts.

    Love you all!

    Sharon and Blake

  8. Deborah Krogsgaard says:

    Detroit Lakes MN
    Duane and Family –

    It is soo hard to believe Darlene has left us so soon! We are so thankful for the wonderful years the two of you had and know that she was truly the love of your life! We will all miss her! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all! Deb and Chris

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