Obit: Richards, Darlene A. (1928 – 2014)


Surnames: Richards, Lulloff, Dorava, Marx, Cooney, Cleaver, Walz

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 06 Nov 2014

Richards, Darlene A. (24 DEC 1928 – 4 NOV 2014)

Darlene A. (Lulloff) Richards 85, of Black River Falls formerly of Owen and Goodman entered eternal life on November 4, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Grove at 11 AM. Reverend Dr. Paul C. Hunsicker Sr. will officiate. Visitation will be at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and at church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will take place in the Church Cemetery following the service.

Darlene was born at home in the town of Hoard to Martha and Bernard Lulloff on December 24, 1928. She graduated from Owen High School in 1947, and from the Medford Teachers College in 1949 and later received a bachelorette from UW Stevens Point in education. Darlene began her teaching career in Goodman, WI, initially teaching middle school, however soon she found her niche as a first grade teacher and taught until she retired in 1986, after 34 years with the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District.

Darlene married Clarence Richards on October 28, 1950 at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in the Town of Colby. They recently just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Darlene and Clarence moved to Owen in 1986 after their retirement and purchased a 60 acre farm. Darlene and Clarence opened a store in their home called "Crafts by the Richards," where they would sell crafts and woodworking projects made by them.

Darlene and Clarence shared the skill of collecting maple sap. They would gather, process, and sell their maple syrup. They also enjoyed gardening and selling the fruits of their labor. Darlene and Clarence invested in a time share and would travel around the US, but especially enjoyed Branson, the Poconos and Apple Valley, OH and many trips were made to visit family in Florida and Tennessee.

She is survived by her husband; Clarence Richards of Black River Falls, her daughters: Betty (Fred) Dorava of Medford, WI, Pat (Bob) Marx of Rochelle, IL, Kathy (Mike) Cooney of Plymouth, WI and Eileen Cleaver of Black River Falls, her 6 grandchildren: Carol, Julie, Jenny, Stephanie, Neil, and Kristen, 7 great-grandchildren: Casey, Cassidy, Carmen, Aadin, Mason, Soloman, and Lilly, and 1 great-grandchild due in December.

Darlene is further survived by a brother; Jim Lulloff of Owen, her favorite four legged friend "Dufus" and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Martha and Bernard Lulloff, siblings: Vernard Lulloff, Arlyn "Sonny" Lulloff, Carmen Lulloff, Robert "Bobby" Lulloff, and Helen (Lulloff) Walz and son-in-law; Frank Cleaver.

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