Darleen Jennie Schefsky obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Darleen Jennie Schefsky

December 7, 1927 - June 4, 2017

Obituary


Our Lord sent an angel to relieve Darlene Schefsky of her earthly calling on June 4, 2017. She now resides in the presents of His grace and glory. Faith and trust in the Lord were the cornerstones of Darlene's life.

Darlene came into this world on December 7, 1927 amidst a record snowstorm in Brazeau, Wisconsin. The delivering doctor arrived at the farm in a horse drawn buggy. Yes, a home birth!

Growing up on a dairy farm with two brothers being 5 to 9 years her elder, Darlene developed a strong sense...

Our Lord sent an angel to relieve Darlene Schefsky of her earthly calling on June 4, 2017. She now resides in the presents of His grace and glory. Faith and trust in the Lord were the cornerstones of Darlene's life.

Darlene came into this world on December 7, 1927 amidst a record snowstorm in Brazeau, Wisconsin. The delivering doctor arrived at the farm in a horse drawn buggy. Yes, a home birth!

Growing up on a dairy farm with two brothers being 5 to 9 years her elder, Darlene developed a strong sense of independence. As a youngster, she had a pet dog named Jack for a playmate, the two would run the fields and explore the farm together. Darlene would on occasion dress old Jack up in baby clothes and push him in a buggy. From those farm days on Darlene was never without canine companionship. Her love for dogs was expressed in adopting pound dogs, each with their own personalities and each deeply loved.

When Darlene was young and still on the farm she would walk up to a high point that overlooked a dirt road intersection running north, south, east, and imagine where those old roads would lead. With her independence and wonderment firmly in place, Darlene developed a passion for travel. In her travels Darlene visited all 50 states and 35 foreign countries.

As a Wisconsin farm girl, Darlene developed a strong work ethic that she passed on to her children. "Put your shoulder into it" was one of her mottos. To Darlene, her family was her high calling. She poured her life essence into her children and home.

Service to others was also a driving force in Darlene's life. After her family had grown, volunteerisms became her focus. She worked with Yakima Arboretum, Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charity Services, and Holy Family Church, as well as supported many others financially.

Darlene is survived by three children, Catherine (Jerry) Simons, Mary Keating, and Richard Schefsky II; four grandchildren, Joseph (Christina) Simons, Jennifer Simons (Mark Charlton), Spencer Keating, and Shannon Keating; and three great grandchildren, Natalie Simons, James Charlton, and Isaac Simons.

Many people come alongside of you in life to make the road to travel more pleasant. Darlene's family would like to thank the organization of Heartlinks Hospice, Stan, Jim, Sue, and Juana; Fieldstone Memory Care, Jessica, Shannon, Michelle, along with numerous caregivers, and the entire organization that is dedicated to quality care of individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia; Holy Family Church, Fr. Brzezowski, and Roy Bush. Everyone showed love, dignity, and comfort in her last months of life.

Memorials may be made to Yakima Arboretum or Yakima Valley Humane Society.

A celebration of Darlene's life will be Saturday June 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chalet Village Condos Club House, 215 N. 56th Ave. (easy handicap access).
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