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Darlene Meier

MERRIFIELD — Darlene Meier, RN, age 76, of Merrifield, died at Woodland Good Samaritan on June 11, 2012.

Darlene was born June 23, 1935, in Granite Falls, Minn., to Cleland and Esther (Kirschbaum) Hemmingson. She married Glennis Meier on Nov. 19, 1955, in Granite Falls.

Darlene graduated as a registered nurse from Abbott Hospital in 1956.

Darlene is survived by her husband, Glen; children, Becky Cox, of Maple Grove, Minn., Bradley, of Merrifield, Jeffrey, of Nisswa, and Wendy Meier, of North Port, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Adrienne, Lukus, Lisa, Liza, Heather, Katie, Nicole and Samantha; five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Trenton, Montana, Taiden and Valerie; and siblings, Donna (Mentor) Johnson, of Richfield, Elaine (Arfield) Oie, of Oakdale, Laverne (Betty) Forest, of Fitchberg, Wis., Boyd (Pat) Forest, of Lake Mills, Wis., Kay (Jim) Childs, of Webster, Wis., and Linda (Tom) Bentzen, of North Mankato.

She was preceded in death by her father; mother; and stepfather, Anthony Forest; and son-in-law, Rodney Cox.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with visitation from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Interment at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Family being served by:

Halvorson-Johnson Funeral & Cremation Care

Brainerd/Baxter, (218) 829-3581