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Darlene Joyce Splittgerber

February 25, 1942 — July 20, 2014

Darlene Splittgerber, age 72, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Sanford Palliative Care Center in Fargo, ND. She was surrounded by her family.Darlene Joyce Melkert was born February 25, 1942 in Pelican Rapids, MN the daughter of William and Elizabeth (McGuire) Melkert. Darlene attended Pelican Rapids High school. On November 28, 1959, Darlene was united in marriage to Fred Henry Splittgerger at Tonseth Lutheren Church in near Erhard, MN. Darlene raised her family for a number of years in Pelican Rapids. For 28 years she worked at the Good Samaritan Center in Pelican Rapids as a nurse's aide.Darlene was a member of Pelican Rapids Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.Darlene enjoyed gardening, playing piano and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Darlene is survived by son, Steve (Ailene) Splittgerber of River Falls, WI, daughter, Lori (Dale) Johnson of Pelican Rapids, MN, and son, Larry (Tammy) Splittgerber of Belle Plaine, MN; grandchildren: Tyler (Stephanie) Splittgerber, River Falls, WI, Chrissy Splittgerber, St. Louis Park, MN, Cody Splittgerber, River Falls, WI, Michelle Johnson and Marissa Johnson of Pelican Rapids, MN, Sean Splittgerber and Veronica Splittgerber of Belle Plaine, MN; great-granddaughters, Chloe Mae Splittgerber and Sophie Caye Splittgerber; brother, Earl (Barb) Melkert; brother-in-law, Dennis (Carol) Splittgerber of Erhard, MN, and sister-in-law, Vonnie (Mark) Kenyon of Vergas, MN; and many nieces and nephews.Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Fred and her parents.Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.Service: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Pelican Rapids Baptist Church, Pelican Rapids, MNClergy: Pastor Dale Heaton Burial: Lake Lida Baptist Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MN Funeral Home:Larson Funeral Home304 3rd Street S.E.Pelican Rapids, MNUS 56572
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