Darlene Burley, of Cambridge, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Suite Living Senior Care in Roseville. She was 91 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church.
VISITATION will be held 1/2 hour prior to the service.
INTERMENT will be at the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
Memorials are preferred to the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church for Radio Ministry
Darlene Mae (nee. Ludwigs) Powell Burley, of Cambridge, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Suite Living Care Center in Roseville, MN. She was 91 years old.
Darlene was born on May 11, 1929 near Chatsworth, Iowa. She was the first child of Henry and Martha (Beeck) Ludwigs. She was baptized on May 26, 1929 and confirmed in 1944 from St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Chatsworth, Iowa.
She was raised on farms in Iowa and South Dakota, milking cows, shocking oats, and shucking corn. She attended school when she could, through 8th grade. While working at her uncle’s farm, she met Howard Powell. They married on October 10, 1947 in St. Matthew’s Church in Chatsworth, Iowa. They lived in Iowa and South Dakota before finally settling in Cambridge, Minnesota. They were blessed with five children. They were divorced on February 22, 1971.
Darlene worked at the Cambridge Egg Plant from 1966 until the plant closed. She then worked at Blue FoxTackle.
Darlene married Richard Burley on March 25, 1972. Darlene and Dick attended the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. Dick passed on November 29, 2001.
Darlene loved spending her winters in Texas doing old time and country music dancing, embroidery, reading, playing cards and being with family.
Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Richard and Howard and significant friend Charlie Wilson.
She leaves behind her children, Robert (Colleen) Powell, Carol (Douglas) Erickson, Eugene (Shannon) Powell, Jane (David) Shattuck, and Sandra (Robert) Hahn; 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; sister Eunice (Lester) Vetos; and brothers, Lawrence Ludwigs, Leslie (Marcene) Ludwigs, and Lowell (Jan) Ludwigs.