Darlene Dreisbach, 1930-2015

Published 9:00 am Monday, July 6, 2015

Memorial services for Darlene L. Dreisbach, 84, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral chapel. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Darlene Dreisbach

Darlene Dreisbach

Darlene died Friday, July 3, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Darlene LaVonne Dreisbach was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Rochester, the daughter of Adolph J. and Inez M. (Wharton) Wiebold. She lived with her family in Rochester until 1942, when they moved to a farm near Lake City. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City in 1948. Darlene worked as a medical secretary for Mayo Clinic until 1952. On July 5 of that year, she was married to Robert Dreisbach in Byron. Darlene enjoyed reading, embroidery, cooking and painting.

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Survivors include her daughters Linda (Mark) Hoffman of Albert Lea, Nancy (Milt) Wolff of Glenville, Debora (Rich) Wendorff of Lakeville and Denise (Jeff) Elseth of Albert Lea; grandchildren Robert (Angie) Hoffman and David (Nicole) Hoffman of Albert Lea, Amber (Rich) Yost of Albert Lea, Stefanie (Bjorn) Olson of Spring Valley, Nate (Kristine) Wolff of Hayward, Emily (Shawn) Verius of Rochester, Holly (Joel) Zimmermann of Lakeville, Jacob (Alissa) Wendorff of Lakeville, Amanda (Tony) Kunkel of Lakeville, Michael (Kristy) Elseth of Albert Lea, Jennifer Elseth of Owatonna and Adam Elseth and special friend, Laura Kuphal, of St. Louis Park; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Joan) Wiebold, of Rochester; brother-in-law, Thomas Bramble, of Oronoco; and many nieces and nephews.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; and her sister, MaryLou Bramble.