Northville, SD-Funeral service for Darlene Arthurs, 65, of Northville will be 2:00 pm, Monday, February 3, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Mansfield, SD. Rev. Bret Bierman will officiate.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Northville.
Darlene died January 30, 2020 at Redfield Community Memorial Hospital, Redfield, SD.
Darlene Mae, daughter of Norman and Lillian (Ghylin) Jeschke was born November 30, 1954 at Aberdeen, SD. She grew up on the family farm near Mansfield, graduating from Northwestern High School in 1973. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Darlene was united in marriage to Stanley C. Arthurs on June 9, 1973 in Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Mansfield. She moved to California to join her husband whom was stationed there with the United States Marine Corps. Upon Stanley’s honorable discharge in September 1974, they returned home to his family farm. They eventually established their home in Northville.
Darlene thoroughly enjoyed her horses and all farm animals on her hobby farm. She loved trees and was proud to plant at least one a year. She learned to be good at any handy work she tried. Scrapbooking and even woodworking was always enjoyable for her. She was also a self-taught seamstress. Darlene could be found outside whenever she had the chance. She kept busy gardening and doing yardwork. She had a very close group of friends that she treasured but family was the center of her life and always loved camping and bonfires.
Grateful for having shared Darlene’s life are her daughters, Lindsey (Corey) Schoeberl of Flandreau and Ashlee (Spencer) Kienow of Warner, four grandchildren, Carter and Abigale Schoeberl and Hadley and Hanna Kienow and four brothers, Myron “Mike” (Rebecca) Jeschke of Aberdeen, Bruce Jeschke of Gibsonton, FL, Ralph Jeschke of Mellette, SD and Dwight Jeschke of Mansfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Stanley (5-23-2019) and mother-in-law, Betty Arthurs.
Honorary Casketbearers will be Darlene’s grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Corey Schoeberl, Spencer Kienow, Doug Ford and Sam Helling.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.