Dorothy Darnell

December 15, 1923 - November 15, 2019

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Dorothy Darnell, of Corunna, passed away peacefully one month before her 96th birthday at Clinton Memorial Hospital in St. Johns on November 15, 2019.

Funeral Services will be held at 11am Monday November 18, 2019 at Salem Lutheran Church with Pastor James Bare officiating. Burial will be held at Pine Tree Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Nelson-House Funeral Home on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

Dorothy was born December 15, 1923 in Corunna; the daughter of Albert and Edith (Hein) Boursmith. She graduated from Corunna High School, Class of 1941.

Dorothy married Lester Darnell on June 19, 1948; he predeceased her in May of 1995.

Dorothy spent her years working at the post office in Corunna and at the Register of Deeds. She was also a seamstress for many family and friends and also at Tithof's Clothing in Corunna.

Dorothy and Lester were active square dancers and liked to travel. She also liked to knit, read and watch her grandchildren in sporting events. Dorothy also enjoyed going to the Durand Senior Center.

Dorothy is survived by her children Bill (Janice) Darnell, Barbara (Jim) Eister and Peggy (Jim) Elmen; grandchildren Jody (Rusty) Carter, Chad (Amy) Darnell and Traci (Jason) Woods; great-grandchildren Dakota, Abby and Jake Carter, Lindsey and Luke Darnell and Faith Woods; several nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lester; sister Pauline and brother Jack.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Salem Lutheran Church or the Durand Senior Center.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all those lost in our community.


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