Darlene Selle, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 84 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie.

VISITATION will be held from 5-7 pm on Monday, November 30, 2015 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be held at 2:15 pm on Tuesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Memorial are preferred to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ogilvie.

Darlene Joyce Selle, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 84 years old.

Darlene was born on May 8, 1931 in Britton, South Dakota to parents John and Alma (Gunderson) Tom.  Born the 6th of 10 children, she grew up in Britton, graduating for Britton High School in 1949.  On November 5, 1951, Darlene was united in marriage to Floyd Clarence Selle in Seattle, Washington.  Floyd always lovingly referred to Darlene as Dot.  After moving several times, the couple settled in Ogilvie, Minnesota in 1967 and raised their eight children. 

Darlene was faithfully dedicated to her family, even singing her children awake every morning.  She was a wonderful cook and baker, especially her homemade breads and apple pie (sometimes served for breakfast).  She raised a huge garden, with weeding help from her children, which fed the family all summer and she would freeze and can for the winters.  She always made her famous jams and jellies to be spread on her fresh bread. 

Darlene loved to sew and made clothes for all of her children.  She passed on her love by teaching them to sew.  She made countless quilts for her family and donated many more through the church quilters group.   Darlene was a longtime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie and served in the ladies aide for many years.  She was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary.

Darlene loved to travel.  She enjoyed yearly family vacations throughout the lower 48 states and regularly traveled to Britton, SD for family reunions.  Darlene took a special trip with her sisters to Greece where they met some distant family relatives.   In her later years, she enjoyed car trips and seeing cows, pigs and chickens out in the fields.  Darlene’s most treasured gift was her family; and teaching them love and forgiveness.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, husband Floyd, daughter Janet, sister Marion Mydland, and brother Jerry Tom.

She is survived by her children, Judy (Arnold) Hackler, Jane (Robert) Ostrum, Jackie Herzog-Robertson, Jeanine (Greg) Anderson, Paul (Suzan), Peter (Yvonne), and Joy (Mark) Lenzen;  son-in-law, Robert Olson; siblings, Rueben Tom, Carmen Tom, Alexander (Della) Tom, Ivan Tom, Phillip (Betty) Tom, Roger Tom, and Judy Ewings; grandchildren, Jonathan (Jodi), Michael, Bryon (Faliesha), Andrew (Ashley), Aaron, Amber, Chad (Heather), Ronnie (Nikki), Ryan, Randy, James, Giovonna, Franchesca, Benjamin, Tony, Felicia (Nick), Abigail, and Zachariah; Great grandchildren, Molly, Emily (Bryce), Olivia, Michael Jr., Maddison, Tasha (Jeff), Bruce, Troy, Vaughn, Sierra, Kolby, Brooklyn, Riley, Trey, Jordan, Ashleigh, Cole, Kianna, Kayleah, Bryce, Olivia, little Dylan, Addyson, and Amelia; great-great grandchildren, Logan, Levi, Jayda, and Addilyn. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

4 thoughts on “DARLENE J. SELLE”

  1. Lefty and I feel so sad on your loss, She was a great sister
    and friend. we had some good visits.
    May God help you all through this sad time.

  2. Darlene grew up in Britton, SD. She was liked by all of her classmates. God Bless Joyce and all of her family.

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