Darlene J. Follett, 79

Darlene J. Follett (nee Maurer) of Mercer, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Golden Living Center Darlene was born on Sept. 25, 1933, in Richfield to Franklin (Mildred) Maurer. She graduated from Hartford High School, class of 1952, and attended Carroll College. She was a member of 4H. She married Eugene “Gene” Follett on May 7, 1955. Darlene loved cats and enjoyed tending to house plants and her garden. She cherished time spent with her family and pets.

She is survived by her husband, Gene; children, Dawn Follett of West Bend, John (Sarah) Follett of West Bend, and Mark (Barbara) of Mosinee; siblings, William (Mary) Maurer of Richfield and Doris (Tom) Lepien of Hartford; grandchildren, Sarah, Eric, Luchie, Gabby, Erin, and Stephen; and great-grandchildren, Austin and Max. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Karl.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. Gary Uttech presiding. The visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, at the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Interment will immediately follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.