Darlene Lavae Peetzke of Lone Elm, MO passed away June 18, 2021, at Ashley Manor Care
Center in Boonville, MO.
Visitation for Darlene will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Lone Elm on Monday, June 21, 2021, from 10 - 11 A.M. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 A.M. with Paul Weisenborn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Darlene was born in Fremont, NE to Everett Franklin Williams and Thelma Mae (McKillip) Williams on June 12, 1932. Darlene married Donald Peetzke on August 5, 1951, in Fremont, NE. In 1959 they relocated to Lone Elm, where together, they worked a Dairy Farm. Darlene enjoyed working with Donald. It was not uncommon to see her disking a field to help out, or milking the cows, or preparing meals for the silage crew. She also took great pride in her garden, growing a wide variety of vegetables, fruit trees and flowers. Darlene also was known for being a great seamstress. She spent many hours making clothing, quilts, or anything that she thought would improve or bring comfort to their home. She was a talented crafter. She would see something in the store and go home and figure out how to make it. Darlene loved her family and she also enjoyed serving. She was always on time with a homemade pie, or a beautiful arrangement for the Alter at Church. Darlene worked many jobs over the years but found her niche when she began her career at Ashley Manor Care Center. This was a job she truly enjoyed.
Darlene is preceded in death by her parents Everett and Thelma Williams, her beloved husband Donald, and her Sister Carol Spies. Darlene is survived by two children, Keith Peetzke of Boonville, MO, and Karen (Bill) Rugg of Fayette, MO, grandchildren Paul Rugg of Boonville, MO, Cassie (Michael) Kyd of Columbia, MO, her sisters, Marilyn Echtenkamp of TN and Maxine Coffee of NE, her great grandchildren, Clint Rugg of Boonville and Lavae and Evelyn Kyd. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Darlene was a gem and will be truly missed.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church for the Bell Tower Project.
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