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Darlene J. Vorlicek, 76

Darlene Jeanette Vorlicek, age 76, of Buffalo, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will take place Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, followed by interment at Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

There will be visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Casket bearers will be Clarence Vorlicek, Dale Grochow, Zachary Grochow, Dean Carlson, Samuel Carlson, and Joel Carlson.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.

Darlene was born July 20, 1937, in Janesville, the daughter of William J. and Amanda E. (Shult) Lenz.

She graduated from Foley High School in 1955.

Darlene and Robert “Bob” Vorlicek were joined in holy marriage June 20, 1959, at Stockholm Lutheran Church in rural Cokato. God blessed their marriage with a son, Allen.

A good homemaker, Darlene enjoyed canning, cooking, and watching the Minnesota Twins. She especially enjoyed her granddaughters coming to Arizona to visit in the winter.

She was a very caring and giving person.

Darlene is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert “Bob” Vorlicek; a son, Allen R. (Dianne) Vorlicek of St. Michael; grandchildren Chelsea, Ashley and Madeline; a brother, Floyd Lenz; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Clarence (Pat) Vorlicek of Cokato; sisters-in-law Helen Miller of Bloomington, and Esther Trautmann of Littleton, CO; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Natalie Vorlicek; and by a sister-in-law, JoAnn Oliva.