Funeral services for Darlene Aaberg of Starbuck, Minnesota, formerly of Cyrus, Minnesota, will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, with Reverend Chris Richards officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck. Burial will be in Cyrus South Cemetery in Cyrus.
Darlene Noreen Mickelson, daughter of Ernest and Nora (Halvorson) Mickelson, was born on April 18, 1943 in Morris, Minnesota. She grew up and attended school in Cyrus, graduating in 1961. She was united in marriage to Melvin Aaberg on June 16, 1962 in Cyrus. The couple made their home on a farm east of Cyrus. Darlene helped Melvin on the farm and raised their family of three children. Melvin died on January 2, 1996. Darlene continued to live on the farm until 2011, when she moved to the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, where she continued to live until the time of her death.
Darlene was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was part of the Ladies’ Aid and worked many church bazaars. When her children were growing up, she was a 4-H leader. Darlene loved the farm including her horse named Lady, chickens and ducks. She enjoyed gardening, collecting Case tractors, going to races in Alexandria and spending time with her mother.
Darlene died Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. She was 74 years old.
She is survived by one daughter: Sally (Marlin) Marquette of Princeton; two sons: Andrew (Beth) Aaberg of Starbuck and Adam (Laura) Aaberg of Starbuck; six grandchildren: Jennifer Marquette of Seattle, WA, Emily Marquette of Minneapolis, Melanie Moss, Bradley Schwendemann, Ella Aaberg and Hayley Aaberg all of Starbuck; great-granddaughter: Reagan Rose Moss of Starbuck; two brothers: William Mickelson of Cyrus and Joel Mickelson of Cyrus; one sister: Ruth (Kenneth) Schiefelbein of Starbuck and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin and her parents.
Starbuck Funeral home in Starbuck is in charge of the arrangements.