Darlene Lewis-Lucas, beloved by many, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Darlene was born on May 12, 1934, the daughter of Alma and Roy Larson. She grew up with five siblings on a farm near Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. The solid work ethic instilled by her parents helped prepare Darlene to run a successful small business while raising seven children. She was passionate about her church and her work helping children and mothers in the wake of abuse. Later in life, Darlene enjoyed volunteering at the Eagles club and other community organizations, gardening, needlepoint, and spending time with her husband, Sy and extended family. One of her favorite times was fishing with family at Lake of The Woods and playing head & foot.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Sylvester (Sy) Lucas; children: Danny (Kim), Renee', Terry (Katie), Randy (Mary), Kerry (Kathy), Kelly (Lisa), Tammy; step daughter, Linda (Grant) Peterson; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, many extended family members, and countless more people who considered her family. Darlene will be especially remembered for her willingness to share her home, her time, and her homemade meals with the community. Darlene's family will always be grateful for the lessons she taught and care she provided to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church. In Lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to LOVE INC. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home. www.andersonfuneral.net