Hess, Darlene Evelyn (Peterson) (1920-2014)

Darlene Hess, of Argyle, MN, passed away in the North Valley Health Center in Warren, MN, on Monday, December 1, 2014, at the age of 93.

Darlene Evelyn Peterson was born on December 23, 1920, in North Henderson, IL, to Ivan and Alice (Anderson) Peterson. When she was a child, her family moved to rural Warren, where she spent her youth and graduated from Warren High School in 1938.

On January 12, 1940, Darlene was united in marriage to Harry Hess. The couple lived in Stephen, MN, before moving to rural Argyle where Harry farmed and Darlene worked side-by-side with her husband on the dairy farm. Harry passed away on April 29, 2007.

Darlene was a member of Alma Baptist Church and was active in the Woodland 4-H Club. She particularly enjoyed her friends in the Woodland Birthday Club.

Darlene is survived by her children, JoAnne (Arden) Sundby of Moorhead, MN, Barbara (Donald) Olson of Warren, John (Nancy) Hess of Argyle, Paul (Anita) Hess of Fargo, ND, and Julie (Mark) Nowacki of Warren; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren (with one on the way); one great-great-grandson; and sisters-in-law, Jane Lundgren of Excelsior, MN, and Carolyn Hess of Plymouth, MN.

In addition to her husband, Darlene is preceded in death by parents; sister, Gwendolyn Beaird and brother, Wallace Peterson.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Alma Baptist cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky