Dora Violet Darling, 82, of North Freedom, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the Sauk County Health Care Center.
Dora was born the daughter of Will and Mary (Hair) Schulenburg on May 8, 1935, in Britton, South Dakota. She was united in marriage to Walter Emery Darling Sr. on Dec. 17, 1953, in Hecla, South Dakota.
Dora worked for the Sauk County Commission on Aging, today known as the Aging and Disability Resource Center, as a benefit specialist for many years. She had been a longtime member of the North Freedom Methodist Church; she loved to sing as a soloist as well as in the choir for the church. Dora enjoyed ceramic painting as a hobby; which she would usually give away as gifts. She also very much enjoyed reading and traveling with her husband Walter. Dora especially loved her family, most of all her children and grandchildren.
Dora is survived by her children, William (Jill Mohn) Darling and Wayne (Valerie) Darling; grandchildren, Jason (Jenny), Jenny, Matthew (Cassandra), Lucas, Wesley Jr., Bailey and Jessica; as well as great-grandchildren, Aiden, Adam, Jake, Samantha and Talia. She is further survived by daughters-in-law, Billie Jean and Sung Darling; brother, Tom (Debbie) Smothers; and dear friends, Buck and Deb Harvey, Kitten and Judy Bloss, and Kay Cowing; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Will and Mary Schulenburg; husband Walter; and sons, Lawrence, Dale, Walter Jr. and Wesley Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at North Freedom Methodist Church, with Pastor Carol Quinn officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice in Dora’s name.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Sauk County Health Care Center for their loving and compassionate care.
Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.