EAGLE GROVE – Darlene Rosemary Derscheid, the daughter of Amos Birdeen and Bertha (Soppeland) Hill, was born December 25, 1926, in Badger, Iowa. She was raised in Badger and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1944.

On November 23, 1947, Dar was united in marriage with Einar L. “Bud” Derscheid. The couple raised four boys on the home farm south of Eagle Grove. Darlene taught country school at Troy #4. After Bud died on May 22, 1965, she went to work for Farmers Cooperative Company in Eagle Grove and retired in 1986.

Dar was an active member of Samuel Lutheran Church. She volunteered for her church, Hospice, and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed “happy hour” with her friends and she participated in various pitch and bridge groups. She loved being with her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dar passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Rotary Senior Living, at the age of 86. She was also preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Olive Humphrey, Bernice Ottoson, Pearl Peterson and Fern Wulff.

Survivors include her sons, Doug (Mary) Derscheid of Lincoln, NE, Denny Derscheid of Ames, Greg (Marlys) Derscheid of Nevada, and Rick (Kay) Derscheid of Eagle Grove; granddaughters, Kim (Doug) Koch of Lincoln, NE, Kelly Derscheid of Nashville, TN, and Jill (Nate) Malloy of Sioux Falls, SD; great-grandchildren: Alex and Drew Koch, Kaeden, Kennedy and Kylan Malloy; step-grandchildren: Michelle (Jeff) Baedke of Port Byron, IL, Brad (Jennifer) Spencer of Fort Dodge, Andrew (Glennda) Buck of Cambridge, IA, Amy (Aron) West of Columbia, MO, and Alicia Buck of Marion, IA; step great-grandchildren: Nicole and Drew Baedke, Tori and Tanner Spencer, Elden and Avalon Buck, Aiden, Ava, and Ashton West, and Malia Buck.

Funeral Services will be held today, September 23, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Samuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove with Pastor Richard Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eagle Grove.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. www.foustfh.com