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Darlene Wiese, 92, of West Point died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point. Memorial service will be 11:00am on Monday, November 18 at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point with Rev. Kathy Montira as officiant. Lunch will follow at the church hall. Visitation with family present will be Sunday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home in West Point. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Point Rescue Squad or the John A. Stahl Library. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Darlene Mae Muhs was born December 6, 1926 in Stanton to Henry and Laura (Lemke) Muhs. She attended country school in Stanton County and graduated from Wisner High School in 1943. On June 7, 1956, Darlene married Delmer “Pete” Wiese at Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner.
The couple farmed northeast of West Point in Cuming County. Darlene was a hard worker from sunup to sundown. She helped with the farm work, including milking cows and raising chickens, ducks and geese. She had a huge vegetable garden and orchard, but her pride and joy was in her flowers. She had a green thumb which created a garden that many enjoyed walking through. Darlene was also known for her baking of bread, rolls and many different kinds of cookies. She always had coffee ready and something to eat in case someone stopped by to visit.
Survivors include her daughter Carolyn (Steve) Fornoff of Shelton, WA; grandchildren Steve (Michelle) Fornoff and Kris Fornoff; great-grandchildren Rebecca (Gabe) Barney, Logan, and Easton Fornoff; sister, Phyllis (John) Gallop of Norfolk; aunt, Florence Cooper of Pocatello, ID; and several nieces and nephews. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Pete on February 9, 1994; and brother, Harold.