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Leola, SD-Funeral service for Darlene Bobbe, 79, of Leola, formerly of Ellendale, ND will be 2:30 pm, Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Carlsen Funeral Home in Ellendale. Rev. Justin Brotzel will officiate.

Burial will be in Ellendale City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday from noon – 2:30 pm at the funeral home.

Darlene died September 2, 2019 at Aberdeen Health and Rehab.

Darlene Brandenburger was born June 12, 1940 to Rudolph and Martha (Hauff) Brandenburger on the family homestead near Forbes, ND.  Darlene married Lorne N. Bobbe on March 5, 1962 at Albion Lutheran Church. Darlene farmed alongside Lorne and helped at their welding and gas station, Bobbe Service. She was also the bookkeeper for their business.

Darlene enjoyed crafting, sewing and reading was her true passion.  Darlene and Lorne will always be remembered by their grandchildren as the grandparents with many houses as they lived in many places.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother!  Darlene was a member of National Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary and Blacksmith Club.

Grateful for having shared Darlene’s life are her daughters, Wanda (Kerry) Gill of Leola, Della (Bernard) Clarys of Fargo and Joyce (Larry) Knapp of Laramie, WY; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Arlene Schmidt of Texas and two sisters, Delora Anderson of Waterloo, IA and Jane Tyler of Tampa, FL.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lorne (8-1-2017) and sister, Marlyn Beck.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Kole Knapp and Andrew Rowe.

Casketbearers will be William Harris, Brian Gill, Bob Hagen and Tyler Bollinger.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ellendale has been entrusted with arrangements.