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Darlene Kruthoff, age 77, Clark, the widow of Merlyn Kruthoff, died early Friday morning, April 27, 2012 in a Watertown care center.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 7:00PM in the Furness Funeral Home Chapel at Clark with Minister Marion Grimes officiating. Music will be provided by Dorothy Fuller as pianist with Duane & Char Peterson singing. Darlene's caregivers at the Jenkins Living Center at Watertown should consider themselves as honorary casketbearers. Following the memorial services there will be a fellowship time for everyone in the funeral home reception area.
Private burial will be held in the Prairie Hill Cemetery at Bradley.
There will be no visitation.
She was born Darlene Fisher on September 8, 1934 at Willow Lake, SD, the daughter of Robert and Myrtle (Hanson) Fisher.
On June 12, 1952 she was united in marriage to Merlyn Kruthoff at Clark. The couple lived in Clark since their marriage. While living in Clark, Darlene worked for various café’s, among them being the Doyen’s Café, the Bowling Alley and served as the Manager of the M & M Truck stop Café. She also worked for several years at the Red Owl Grocery Store in Clark. Merlyn died on May 24, 2003. Darlene has been a resident of the Jenkins Living Center at Watertown for the past 15 years.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Merlyn and siblings Lyle and Jim Fisher.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her daughters, Joyce Hallauer of Bradley and Kathy (Dave) Barthel of Watertown, 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Hartman, Jill (Kevin) Zobel, John (Tara) Hartman and Amanda Hallauer; 3 great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Lily & Ella Hartman.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy, laughing times and bright, sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave.
I am not saying “good-bye”, I am saying “until I see you again”.
Funeral arrangements are with the Furness Funeral Home at Clark.
Please visit www.furnessfuneralhome.com for an on –line registry.