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Darlene F. Nissen 1931-2008

May 6, 2008

RUTHVEN — Darlene Nissen of Ruthven died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital. She was 77.

Funeral service for Mrs. Nissen was Saturday, May 3, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Jim Gochenouer officiated.

Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven was in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Frances Nissen, daughter of Glen G. and Violet (Harris) Roland, was born March 21, 1931, near Ruthven. She graduated from Ruthven High School in 1949.

On Jan. 7, 1950, Darlene was united in marriage to Wayne Nissen in Jackson, MN. To this union five children were born. Darlene was employed at Superior Manufacturing in Spencer and later at Berkley’s in Emmetsburg and Spirit Lake.

Darlene was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ruthven where she was active in Circle.

Survivors include her children: Diane Lubitz of Seminole, FL, Terrie (Randy) Roede of Pierre, SD, Pam (Don) Nelson of Stillwater, MN, Sandi (Michael) Ramirez of Berthoud, CO, and Ricky Nissen of Spencer; ten grandchildren and one great, great grandson. Also surviving are two brothers, Donald Roland of Sac City and Dean Roland of Spencer; and four sisters, Vivian Fread of Ruthven, Betty Cuklanz of Terril, Mary Mingus of Spencer, and Helen Enderson of Spencer.

Mrs. Nissen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne, on April 14, 2004; a sister, Virginia Roland; and two brothers, Charles and Robert Roland.

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