Darlene Mae Albertson, age 70 of Walnut Grove, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 of congestive heart failure at Our House of Murray County in Slayton. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Radio Frequency Transmission in your vehicles/ Facebook Live Feed at English Lutheran Church Walnut Grove, MN Facebook page. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Darlene Mae was born April 13, 1949 to Joe and Goldie (Haugen) Johnson in Tracy, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Willow Lake Lutheran Church and graduated from Tracy High School in 1967. On February 3, 1968, she married Dean Allen Albertson at Willow Lake Lutheran Church. The couple lived in the cities after they were married and in 1977 they moved to Westbrook. In 1980 they moved to Walnut Grove, where Darlene sewed for Sue VanGeldren. She later was a stay at home mom, until their children graduated high school. Darlene then worked at Greenwood Nursery for 27 years. She was a very active member of English Lutheran Church and was a member of bible study, Ladies Aid and Woman’s Circle. Darlene was also a member of the Walnut Grove Charter Amicus Club. She enjoyed meeting up with her sisters, drinking her iced coffee and reading. To pass the time, she would garden, decorate or go antiquing. Darlene loved going on motorcycle rides with Dean and spending time with her grandchildren.
Darlene is survived by her husband Dean Albertson of 52 years; sons: Rob (Laura) of Revere and Charlie (Caitlin) of St. Clair; grandchildren: Dylan, Joseph and Mae; siblings: Joanne Mueller of Apple Valley, Murial (Harlan) Campbell of Currie and Judy Johnson of Buffalo; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, two brothers David and David, and a sister Mary Ann.