Darlene Mae Fridly left this world peacefully at 1:46AM on May 2, 2022. She entered the world on July 3, 1939.\n\nIn her senior yearbook Dar chose the quote: “Remember me as one who loves his (her) fellowmen (and women) That was 1957! For her remaining family members, they can’t stop talking about the love, friendship, support, and dedication, not to mention some funny one-liners, that she displayed throughout her life. Family was everything to her. \n\nDarlene spent 35+ years working for Regal Beloit Corporation. During this time, she married Duane Fridly. A lot of what they enjoyed most was spending time with family - going out to dinner together on Friday nights, hosting the family for holidays, and hosting their grandchildren for sleepovers.\n\nAs the grandkids got older, they gained a friend in their Grandma. Grandma Dar was someone you could easily talk to over a coffee in the morning or a beer at night. You could call her, or use the guest bed, at any time. She was the kind of person who would drop everything to help out a family member in need, and the thing is… She didn’t complain about it. Serving (her family) brought her joy.\n\nDarlene also loved dogs, cooking, baking, taking the grandkids shopping, serving through St. Thomas the Apostle church, gardening, watching the birds, and a good burger & cold beer on a hot day.\n\nDarlene is survived by her children Juli (Todd) Fehler and Donald Patrick (Shelly) Rigotti, her grandchildren Karissa (Patrick) McCallum, Monica (Rhett) Gunderson, Joseph Rigotti, and Nicholas Rigotti, and her great-grandchildren Ilyanna, Alydia, Emmilyn, Lennox, Eden, and Oraylia.\n\nThose who went before her include her parents Beulah and Arthur Edwards, her brother Richard Bell and her beloved husband Duane. Dar’s heart was never the same after he passed, so we know she is overjoyed to be reunited with him (and their dog Matti).\n\nPrivate services are being held. \n\nIf you feel so inclined to make a donation, her favorite charities were Hoo Haven, Rockford Rescue Mission, and St. Thomas the Apostle Church.