Darlene (Hensen) Troia
Darlene Troia, age 58, of Sun Prairie passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Agrace HospiceCare from complications of Lupus, with her husband and loved ones at her side.
Darlene was born on July 5, 1955 to Wilfred and Angeline Hensen. She grew up on their farm outside of Middleton with her eight siblings. She graduated from Middleton High School in 1973.
She enjoyed working with people whether it was her first years as a beautician, her years at the Middleton Community Bank, or her years at Kohl’s Foods. Some of her best friends were those who worked with her through the years.
Darlene married the love of her life, Phil Troia, on May 28, 1988. She is survived by her devoted husband, her son Brad (fiancée Heather Sloan), her stepson Tony (Sarah), and grandchildren Aiden and Alessandra. She is further survived by her siblings, Sister Angeline Hensen, LaVerne (Jean) Hensen, Sharon (Jim) Bannan, Nancy (John) Laubmeier, Mary (Jerry) Cain, twin sister Marlene Witt, Wilfred Jr. (Kim) Hensen, Jim (Sue) Hensen; her in-laws Sandy (Bob) Brill, Mary Troia, Debbie (Dan) Dyer, Jim (Kristen) Troia and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 221 Columbus Street, Sun Prairie at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt and Father Vince Brewer presiding. Visitations will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Cress Funeral Home in Sun Prairie and at the church on Wednesday from 10:30 am until the time of Mass. Graveside services will be at Sun Prairie Memory Garden Cemetery in Sun Prairie immediately following the Mass.
Darlene’s family and friends spent many special moments with her during her stay at Agrace HospiceCare. Her family would like to thank the doctors and nurses there for the kindness and care they provided. Her family would also like to thank Monsignor Moellenberndt and Father Vince Brewer for the comfort and support they provided through their many visits during Darlene’s illness and Dr. Christine Cox and Dr. Karen Lentfer who cared for her so well for so many years. A very special thank you is also extended to Darlene’s dear friends, Cheri, Lisa and Terry.
Darlene taught many people patience, endurance, and hope. She enjoyed the simple things in life. She was a fighter, a breast cancer survivor of eight years. She never complained. She was selfless. She always put others first, worrying about them before herself. Her love for her family and friends and strong belief in God gave her peace. Her positive attitude, wit, laughter, and sparkling eyes will be dearly missed.
“Darlene, your strength and positive attitude were an inspiration to all of us. We will hold you in our hearts forever”.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Lupus Foundation and Agrace HospiceCare Inc.
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