Darlene Mitchell

Darlene Mitchell, age 77 of Winsted, and formerly of South Haven, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at St. Mary's Care Center.

Darlene was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Iowa, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilcoxen Mitchell.

Darlene spent time as an owner of Captain Tony's Fishing Boat Co., Key West, Fla., for several years. She moved to South Haven in 1985, where she worked with her daughter, who owned the South Haven Pub. She moved to Winsted in 1991.

One or her proudest moments was being baptized recently with seven members of her family at St. Mary's Care Center, Winsted, where she had been a resident for the past six months. People knew her best as "Gram's." She will be greatly missed by her family and everyone who knew her.

Darlene is survived by her daughter, Janet King of Winsted; five grandchildren, Timothy (Lynne) Bergemann of Racine, Wis.; Douglas (Anna) Bergemann of Zimmerman, Robert (Cathy) Bergemann of Mound, Jeffrey Bergemann of Lester Prairie, and Donita (Tom) Knaus of Kimball; five great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Leah, and Jordan Bergemann, Richard Johnson, and Joanna Wessling.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Joseph Mitchell and Lawrence Lindl; two brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service was Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, with the Rev. Jeff Harter officiating. Friends called at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted served the family.

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