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Darlene Pipkorn

DARLENE Y. PIPKORN, age 85, of Marshfield, WI, formerly of Loyal, WI, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal.  Rev. Leo Johnson will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 9:30am until time of service.

Darlene Yvonne Ledger was born on October 22, 1936 in Marshfield, WI, to Roland W. and Rose M. (Groff) Ledger.  She was raised and received her education in Marshfield, graduating from Columbus Catholic High School in 1954.  Darlene was united in marriage to Eugene Pipkorn on June 2, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield.  They lived and farmed in Unity, WI where they raised their family.  After her divorce, Darlene moved to Owen, WI.

She had many interests, but especially enjoyed reading, embroidery, sewing in her younger years, loved the Packers with her favorite player being Bart Starr, and keeping her kids in line.

She is survived by her children: Barb (Steve) Pankratz of Marshfield, Cheryl (Rolf) Johansson of Concord, NC, Gini (Dave) Johansson of Fernwood, ID, Laura (Steve) Kauth of Loyal, Tammy (Kevin) Smith of Eau Claire, WI; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; one son-in-law: J.B. Beidel of Colby, WI; one daughter-in-law: Lisa Pipkorn of Dodgeville, WI; one brother-in-law: Virgil Farunkrug of Hartford, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sons: John, Andy and Brian Pipkorn; one daughter: Dianne Beidel; 3 brothers: Bob, Roland Jr. and Donald Ledger; and 7 sisters: Oralee Roth, Joyce Farunkrug, Doris Hirsch, Pearl Rand, Ruth Ledger, Rose Heindl, Lois Ledger, and one sibling in infancy.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Colonial Center and Marshfield Health System for the care given to Darlene.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.

Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.


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