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Darlene Carlson

May 20, 2018

Sioux City

Darlene Carlson, 90, of Sioux City, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery at Jefferson, S.D. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to meyerbroschapels.com.

Darlene was born the daughter of Cyril and Marie (LaCroix) Trudeau on April 21, 1928, in Jefferson, S.D. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1945.

Darlene married Bob Carlson on May 29, 1946, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Bob passed away in 2016.

Darlene worked for Bank of Union County, Riverside Junior High, and West High School. She retired in 1990.

She loved her family very much. She also enjoyed her computer, reading, crocheting, and baking. She had many great friends whom she played cards with every Wednesday and had lunch with once a month.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 57 years.

Survivors include her children, Debra Clay (Gerald) of Sioux City, Robert Carlson (Linda) of Lawrence, Kan., Jody Welch (William) of Sioux City, Randal Carlson (Denise) of Elkhorn, Neb., Dianne Bell (Thomas) of Sioux City, Jeffry Carlson of Omaha, and Melissa Spilger (Brian) of Ankeny, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer Walding, Brad Clay, Scott Carlson, Brandon Carlson, William Welch, Becka McGinn, Brooke Pischke, Michelle Ham, Kimberly Olsufka, Jason Bell, Haley Stoll, Ryan Bell, Nicholas Spilger and Molly Spilger; 25 great-grandchildren; sister, Louanne Milbrandt; brother, Marvin (Carolyn) Trudeau; sister-in-law, Joan Carlson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Bob.