Darlene Amelia Vreim (nee Bachmann) was born on May 31, 1932, in Faith,
S.D., to Eileen and Theodore Bachmann.
When she was four, the family moved to Summit, S.D. She attended a
country school and graduated from the Summit High School in 1950.
On Oct. 10, 1951, she married Orrin Alton Vreim, a farmer from Wilmot,
at the Catholic Church in Waubay. In November of 1958, the Vreim family
moved to West Bend, where some still reside. Darlene was employed by the
Tastee Freeze for more than two years and by Mills Fleet and Farm for
almost 18 years.
She is survived by her husband, Orrin; nine children, Cheryl, Mary
(Dennis) Jackson, James (Beth), Michael, Julie (Ralph) Millard, David
and Diane (twins), Robert and Lisa (John) Voge; grandchildren, Brian,
Katie, Chad, Kelly, Eric, Scott, and Tyler, Missy, Josh, Brenda (Ben)
and Katie; and great-grandchildren, Shyleen, Emma, Mason, Malachi,
Barrett, Quin, Mackenzie, Jordan and Ana. She is further survived by
other relatives and friends.
Darlene is preceded in death by her parents and a baby son who died at
The memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at 3 p.m. at
the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the
Rev. Jerry Brittain presiding. The visitation will be held at the
funeral home on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 1-2:45 p.m.
“We love you mom. A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.”
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262)