Darlene Lilastine Stevens, daughter of the late Harry & Dena (Haselroth) Kruse, was born on June 18, 1937 and departed this life peacefully on April 9, 2019. At the time of her passing she 81 years of age.
Darlene was married to Francis Stevens for over 60 years. They enjoyed their time together, especially the time spent on the golf course. She loved her dogs; in fact, she had three dogs named Brandi. She was a member at St. Stephen Lutheran Church where she was very involved with Lutheran Women’s League and bible studies. She also enjoyed spending her time volunteering at a nursing home. The family would like to thank the Benton House, Stratford Commons and Kindred Hospice for all their kind and loving care. She is now with her Lord after battling Alzheimer’s.
Darlene was preceded in passing by her parents and her two brothers, Wyman Kruse and Lawrence Kruse. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Francis Stevens; two children, Brad (Ellen) Stevens; one daughter, Donna (Mike) Bridgforth; one sister, Deloris Moenning; four grandchildren, Brett, Trevor, Kelsey and MaKayla; and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Bridgit. She also leaves behind many friends and other family member who will all truly miss her.