Darlene Tepley

Darlene Ann Tepley, 87, passed away August 1, 2019, at the Lakewood Health System, Staples.

Mass of Christian Burial was held August 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Arlie Sowada officiating.  

Burial was at St. Isidore’s Catholic Cemetery in Moran Township.

Darlene was born August 3, 1931, in Moran Township, to John and Mabel (Kliem) Palava. She married James E. Tepley on June 28, 1952. In her earlier years, Darlene worked as a restaurant worker. She was a wonderful cook and baker for her family. Darlene was an active member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church until it’s closing and a 20-year member of Staples TOPS Group. She loved to go dancing with her husband; she found fulfillment in raising her children.

Darlene is survived by three daughters, Cindy Kaye, Susan (Curt Miller) Tepley, Nancy (Bill Witt) Mertens and one son, Jim (Linda) Tepley; seven grandchildren, Heather (Scott) Carry, Patrick (Lori Rothstein) Johnson, Kyle Tepley, Benjamin (Melanie) Stavish, Katie (Zac) Jimenez, Joseph (Jordan) Mertens, Zachery Mertens;  10 great-grandchildren,  Quinn and Felix Johnson, Thomas, Cody and Molly Carry, Skyla Tepley, Jacob and Taelyn Stavish and Marshall  and Mia Jimenez.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Jack; one sister, Corrine Adamietz and grandson, Travis. 

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home - itenfuneralhome.com/

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