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Darlene Gidley

Darlene Ann Gidley

Wednesday, June 19th, 1935 - Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Obituary

GIDLEY, DARLENE ANN, age 83, of Lake Isabella, formerly of Frankenmuth, died peacefully to be with her Lord on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region.

Funeral Services for Darlene will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Mecosta on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Will Hooper officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at the church. Interment will take place on a later date at St. Lorenz Cemetery in Frankenmuth. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Clark Family Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant and on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church or Special Olympics. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel and the church.

Darlene was born on June 19, 1935, in Saginaw, the daughter of Henry and Pearl (Spaeth) Dengler. She married Gaylord Gidley on August 20, 1955. Darlene went to Saginaw High School through her junior year and graduated from the Michigan Lutheran Seminary in 1953. She attended Concordia University in River Forrest, Illinois. She was a current member of Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church, and a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth. Darlene taught school at Trinity Lutheran School in Reed City, and at St. John Lutheran School in Amelith. She retired in 1998 after working at Independence Village in Frankenmuth.

Darlene is survived by her son Craig Gidley of Augusta, GA; daughter Cheryl Gidley of Mt. Pleasant; daughter Michelle Gidley of Alma; grandchildren Mia and Noah Gidley of Chalfont, PA; brother Darrell (Jan) Dengler of Houghton Lake; sisters Betty Bamberg of Frankenmuth, Barb (Ralph) Krueger of Delton, and Janice (Tom) Glazier of Beaverton; brother-in-law Duane (Linda) Gidley of Knoxville, TN; sister-in-law Betty Chinery of Ventura, CA; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gaylord in 2014; daughter Gretchen in 1982; and brothers-in-law Hazen “Skid” Gidley in 2009, Donald Bamberg in 1987 and Leo Chinery in 2003, and nephew, Corey Wallace in 2006.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church
    Address
    9407 90th Avenue
    MECOSTA, MI 49322
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church
    Address
    9407 90th Avenue
    MECOSTA, MI 49322
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  • Reception

    Location
    Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church
    Address
    9407 90th Avenue
    MECOSTA, MI 49322
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Abbey Glazier Post

Posted at 07:11pm
Very Sorry for All of your loss first of all, secondly-, I am grateful for the opportunity to meet her, know her, and talk with her at EVERY family gathering that We were both at..weddings, Graduations etc.- & she ALWAYS remembered who I was! I will always remember her ALWAYS having a smile on her face and a hug!! RIP Abbey Glazier Post
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Bechtel QA

Posted at 10:14am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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James and Edie Schiefer

Posted at 09:47pm
Craig our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Feel free to lean on us during these upcoming days. Your mom was a gift and a joy for all who knew her.
Jim and Edie
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Dee Wegner deewegner@aol.com

Posted at 04:41pm
Dear Darrel, Betty, Barb, Janice and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. We won't be able to express our sympathy in person as we are in Florida. Please give Craig and Cheryl our condolences. Darlene was such a special person. We are praying for you.
Dick and Dee Wegner
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Betty, Robin, Matt , Matt Jr. and family

Posted at 12:53pm
Darlene, We all love you so much and miss you already!
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