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Darlene Ross May 6, 1921 – Jan. 3, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Funeral services for Darlene Ross, 95, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Cory Allard officiating. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville. She died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at her home in rural Estherville.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Darlene Marie (Christoffer) Ross the daughter of Daniel and Genevieve (Perkins) Christoffer was born May 6, 1921 in Lake Park.

She received her education in Spirit Lake schools.

She was united in marriage to Ralph Ross on Feb. 26, 1941, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Following their marriage, the couple farmed their entire life west of Estherville. For hobbies, Darlene enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing cards. Ralph died in 1997.

Darlene was an active member of United Methodist Church in Estherville. She also belonged to the County Line Club.

Left to cherish Darlene’s memory are her children, Dennis Ross and his wife, Sharon of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Cheryl Klingbeil and her husband, John of Estherville; Eileen Brown and her husband, Dan of Bozeman, Mont.; Brian Ross and his wife, Velvet of Estherville; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sons: Craig, Tim, and Tom; grandson, John Klingbeil; three sisters, Gladys Zenor; Lois Thietje; Muriel Christoffer; five brothers, Leonard; Donald; Merton; Maurice; Merle; and daughter-in-law, Dottie Ross.

Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church.