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Rev. Richard Weeman

Emmaus Lutheran Church
Monday February 28th, 2011

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Darlene  R.  Buchmann

Organist ~ Andra Semmler
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“Rock of Ages”
“Beautiful Savior”
Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren,
Nieces & Nephews
Matt Hieb
Steve Hieb
Jason Streyle
James Streyle
Barry Schmidt
Tom Schmidt
Mike Buchmann
Chris Buchmann
Darlene Rosina Buchmann was born Thursday, August 20, 1936 at Mitchell, South Dakota to Theophil and Minnie (Renner) Bitterman. She was united in marriage to Marlin Buchmann on November 2, 1958 at Tripp, South Dakota. As well as caring for her family, Darlene worked at Raven Industries and at the Tripp Good Samaritan Center. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and bowling. She also loved polka music, especially that of Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren. Darlene’s special joy in life came from spending time with her grandchildren. Due to an automobile accident and failing health, she became a resident of the Avera Brady Health and Rehab Center in Mitchell in August of 2005. It is there that she passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011, having attained the age of 74 years, 6 months, and 4 days.
Grateful for sharing Darlene’s life are her seven children: David (Teresa) Buchmann of Mitchell, Mary (David) Bartunek of Tripp, Daniel Buchmann of Plankinton, Darrold (Melody) Buchmann of Utica, Marie (Tom) Bechen of Mitchell, Duane (Nancy) Buchmann of Tripp and Marlys (Jorge) Lacroix of Marshall, Minnesota; nineteen grandchildren: Zachary, Abigail, Melanie and fiancé Mike, Jeremy and fiancée Billie, Danielle, Anthony, Clayton, Cordell, Ashley, Nicole, Melissa, Rachel, Sarah, Rebecca, Kelsey, Preston, Jorge Jay, Samantha, and Kristina; one great-grandchild, Madison; a brother, Dennis Bitterman and his friend, Mary Lou Hoff of Tripp; three sisters: Delores (Maynard) Schmidt of Mitchell, Betty (Ernie) Hieb of Mitchell, and Marlene (Maynard) Streyle of Olivet.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Buchmann on August 15, 1994, her parents, Theophil and Minnie Bitterman, and a sister, Wilhelmina Bitterman.

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I just saw Darlene's obituary in the Tyndall paper. I am so sorry that she has passed. It has been many years since I last saw Darlene and yet the memories are still dear to me. I use to visit Darlene and her family with my grandparents (Henry and Lenora Renner) on Sunday afternoons. I remember Darlene always smiling, being a very kind person, and a wonderful hostess. I would always look forward to the times when we would visit. Our families would play "Button-Button who has the Button" while the adults would visit. I will cherish those memories forever.

Dawn (Thompson) Jensen Mar 11 2011 2:12 PM

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. My deepest sympathy.

Linda Maag Neuharth Mar 2 2011 3:42 PM

So sorry to hear about your Mom. Prayers are with you all. Connie K. Luke (Cokens)

Connie K. Luke Mar 2 2011 8:07 AM

To the Buchmann families Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time. She was a neat lady & she will be missed. Brian & Connie Tinney

Connie & Brian Tinney Feb 28 2011 11:21 AM

Dear Darrold and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Just heard this morning. May the Lord strengthen you and comfort you during this time of loss. May you rejoice in knowing the comfort of the loving God that you serve. We love you and will be lifting you in prayer today. Fred and Pastor Kathy Dehring

Rev. Kathryn Dehring Feb 28 2011 6:43 AM

Family and Friends of Darlene, So sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. You will all be in our thought's and prayers as you go through this rough time. Wow, many of the photos in the Life Tribute sure brought back a lot of memories of my younger years, where has the time gone? Cliff and Etha Bitterman

Clifford and Etha Bitterman Feb 28 2011 6:03 AM

Dave & Teresa and family - SO very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a great woman and I know how much you loved her. We are thinking of you and your family and keeping you all in our prayers. Our deepest sympathies are sent.

Dean & Karen Krietlow Feb 27 2011 9:45 AM

Marlys... so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.. no matter how long we have our Mom's in our life , it is hard to let them go... thinking of you and yours as you mourn her loss.

Yvonne Bindert Feb 27 2011 6:02 AM

We send our sincere sympathy to all of the family of Darlene. Our prayers are with you at this time. --Sincerely, Ferne and Marvin Baltzer, Scotland, S.D.

Marvin and Ferne Baltzer Feb 26 2011 6:14 PM

Mar, Just want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. It's tough to lose a Mom but you just have to remember all the good times together. It does help you get through all the grief. Remember we are here for you. You guys seem like part of our family and we love you.

Carl and Cheryl Peterson Feb 26 2011 8:26 AM