DARLENE FRANCES RYBERG

CARROLL – Darlene Frances Ryberg, age 88, of Carroll, formerly of Gowrie, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Regency Park Nursing and Rehab of Carroll.

A memorial service will be held for Darlene at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Gowrie with Pastor Annette Kruse officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:00am. Burial will be in the Gowrie Township Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the family in care of the Palmer Funeral Home in Gowrie. Online condolences may be left at palmerswankfuneralhome.com.

Darlene was born on October 21, 1925, in Farnhamville, Iowa to Frank and Anna (Weise) Mannel. She graduated from Lohrville High School in 1943. On February 24, 1946, she married Robert Ryberg and they farmed south of Gowrie until 1959 when they moved into town. Darlene retired in 1987 from Globe Union, but continued to work part time for Marge and Ron Hickey for many years. In 2010 she moved to Carroll to be near her daughter, Jolene.

Darlene was a member of the Gowrie United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, playing Bingo, watching her favorite TV programs, and completing jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by three daughters: Jolene Walker and her husband Dick of Carroll, Linda Davis and partner, Lynn Smitley, of Vernon, VT, and Cheryl Banford and her husband, Jim, of Philadelphia, PA.; two grandsons, Michael Davis of Wilmington, VT., and Matt Rohden and his wife, Taylee, of Waterloo, IA, and their two sons, Aiden Tokle and Sullivan Rohden.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert; a grandson, Zachery Davis; her sisters: Emma Delphis, Anna Kelly, Marie Dane, and Katherine Reynolds, and her brother, Rudy Mannel.