Darlene Yvonne (1936 - 2021)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Pipkorn, Groff, Ledger, Pankratz, Johansson, Kauth, Smith, Beidel Farunkrug, Roth, Hirsch, Rand, Heindl, Johnson
----Source: Cuddie Funeral Home (Loyal, Clark Co., WI) 11/22/2021
Pipkorn, Darlene Yvonne (22 October 1936 – 20 November 2021)
Darlene Y. Pipkorn, 85, of Marshfield, formerly of Loyal, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Marshfield Medical Center.
Darlene Yvonne Ledger was born on October 22, 1936, in Marshfield, to Roland W. and Rose M. (Groff) Ledger. She was raised and received her education in Marshfield, graduating from Columbus Catholic High School in 1954. Darlene was united in marriage to Eugene Pipkorn on June 2, 1956, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield. They lived and farmed in Unity, where they raised their family. After her divorce, Darlene moved to Owen.
She had many interests, but especially enjoyed reading, embroidery, sewing in her younger years, loved the Packers with her favorite player being Bart Starr, and keeping her kids in line.
She is survived by her children: Barb (Steve) Pankratz of Marshfield, Cheryl (Rolf) Johansson of Concord, NC, Gini (Dave) Johansson of Fernwood, ID, Laura (Steve) Kauth of Loyal, Tammy (Kevin) Smith of Eau Claire; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; one son-in-law: J.B. Beidel of Colby; one daughter-in-law: Lisa Pipkorn of Dodgeville; one brother-in-law: Virgil Farunkrug of Hartford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sons: John, Andy and Brian Pipkorn; one daughter: Dianne Beidel; 3 brothers: Bob, Roland Jr. and Donald Ledger; and 7 sisters: Oralee Roth, Joyce Farunkrug, Doris Hirsch, Pearl Rand, Ruth Ledger, Rose Heindl, Lois Ledger, and one sibling in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Leo Johnson will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Colonial Center and Marshfield Health System for the care given to Darlene.
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