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Darlene Marie (Fleetwood) Herrlinger

April 4, 1933 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Darlene Marie (Fleetwood) Herrlinger was born in Bloomington, Indiana, on April 4, 1933.  While growing up in Bloomington she met her middle-school sweetheart and eventual love of her life, Allan “Whitey”.  Darlene and Whitey were married on March 28, 1953. She and Whitey began their married life in Corpus Christi, Texas. After his service in the U.S. Navy, they moved back to Indiana. Darlene spent her lifetime devoted to her husband and raising her daughters. She was a career homemaker, exceptional cook, enjoyed traveling with her husband and loved her family. Her dedication to her family as a supportive wife and mother was one of her biggest and most cherished accomplishments.

She spent her free time with her family, grandchildren and her husband and best friend “Whitey”. One of her most important roles was being a grandmother, “Nonnie”, as her grandchildren lovingly called her. Darlene will be missed most for her positive outlook, hugs, warm smile and the way she took care of those she loved. Darlene was a loving mother, wife and grandmother.

Darlene’s ashes will be scattered in a private family ceremony at the beach, a special place where numerous family memories were made with her husband and loved ones.

 Darlene Marie (Fleetwood) Herrlinger is survived by her three daughters - Sharon (John) Mathews, Kari (Joe) Cronin and Kelli (Denise) Herrlinger; and grandchildren, Christi Mathews, Allison Mathews, Zach Cronin, Austin Garcia and Kyle Cronin. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 66 years, Allan “Whitey” Herrlinger, her parents, Floyd and Bessie Fleetwood, her brothers Bill and Bob Fleetwood, her in-laws, William and Esther Herrlinger, and granddaughter, Tara Mathews.

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