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Darlene J. Perz, 74, of Mauston, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.

Darlene was born Nov. 3, 1944, to her parents, Henry Baier and Amy (Johnson) Baier, in La Crosse. Darlene was their only child. The family later moved to Mauston, where she would live for the rest of her life. She married Bernard Perz and they had three children and a beautiful life together.

Darlene performed various bookkeeping and secretarial work and was most known for her employment with Dr. Paquette as the office bookkeeper and secretary. She enjoyed working and talking with everyone.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Amy Baier; her father and mother-in-law, Casmir (Louie) Perz and Anna (Zobal) Perz; her husband Bernard Perz; and countless loving family members and friends.

She is survived in death by her children, Mike (Sandy) Perz, Debra (Frank) Andres, and Amy (Brant) Cash; her six grandchildren, Jacob, Anna, Ryan, Colin, Addison, and Easton, who brought so much joy to her life.

Darlene was known and loved by many. She had a "knack" for making everything better just by conversation. She loved her many family members, and friends who were like family members. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a generous personality, and a determined mind.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Mauston. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Crandall Funeral Home, Mauston, and from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers or plants, a donation to St. Patrick School in loving memory of Darlene Perz will be greatly appreciated.

For online condolences, visit crandallfuneral.com.