Strohschein, Darlene Hildegard 88

Darlene passed away at St. Mary’s Care Center of Winsted on January 21, 2020.
Funeral Service: 2 PM Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake
Visitation: 4-7 PM Sunday at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake and 1 hr. prior to service at church on Sunday.
Interment: Howard Lake Cemetery

Darlene was born on January 24, 1931 along with her twin sister Arlene at their parents’ home in Collins Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. Darlene was the daughter of Fred and Alma (Streich) Rannow. She was baptized that same day. Darlene was later confirmed in her faith at Zion Lutheran Church in West Lynn Township. Darlene grew up in Collins Township and graduated from the Hutchinson High School.
Darlene married Lester Strohschein on September 16, 1951, their marriage of 68 years was blessed with two children: Denton and Jody.
Prior to their marriage Darlene worked at the Triple D Café in Hutchinson. Following their marriage, she worked at Monson Bakery in Howard Lake, Green Giant in Cokato and the Howard Lake- Waverly-Winsted High School lunch program.
Darlene enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Camping, deer hunting, making cut out Christmas cookies, canning apples and pears from their fruit trees, also playing cards was always a highlight- you never knew who would be cheating the most. Darlene and Lester also spent a few months in Arizona in the winter to get away from the cold. She liked feeding the Cardinals in the back yard. She really enjoyed rice crispy bars and fudge striped cookies.
Darlene was a member of and served on the alter guild and funeral committee’s at St. James Lutheran Church. Church was very important to her, hardly ever missing a Sunday Service
She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Alma Rannow, Husband Lester, brothers-in-law: Lawrence Strohschein, Jim Ryan, Myrle Wagner and Earl Wagner. Twin Sister Arlene Wagner and niece Pam Strohschein.
Darlene is survived by: Children, Denton (Janice) Strohschein and Jody Strohschein. Sisters-in-law: Gladys (Lawrence) Strohschein and Mildred (Jim) Ryan. Her sister Hildegard (Myrle) Wagner, three grandsons: Aric Strohschein, Aaron (Ashley) Strohschein, and Alan (Alyssa) Strohschein, Two great grandchildren: Ina and Owen. Nieces, Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Howard Lake and Cokato, Minnesota 320-286-2534