Darleen Mae Rem, age 89, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. She was born on May 21, 1927, in Mt. Sterling, Wis., to Roy and Laura Helgerson.

Darleen joined the Cadet Nurse Corps just after graduation from high school and attended Fairview Hospital School of Nursing. She was united in marriage to the Reverend Richard Rem in 1950. Darleen served alongside Richard in parishes and nursing homes in Wisconsin during his ministry. She loved singing and was especially proud to have sung in Luther College Nordic Choir.

Darleen is survived by her children, Ruth (Pastor Richard) Thickpenny, Paul (Erica Fishman) Rem, David (Margie) Rem, and Steve (Pastor Michelle) Rem.

A memorial service will be held at BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 16529 West Church Rd., Brodhead, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. A funeral service will be held in Mt. Sterling on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. A complete obituary with service times will follow in the Sunday edition. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.