Darlene E. Gentz

  • Born: September 24, 1931
  • Died: November 4, 2015
  • Location: Waterloo, Wisconsin

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Columbus, WI 53925

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Darlene E. Gentz, 84, of Waterloo fell asleep in Jesus on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus with the Rev. Daniel Sims officiating. A visitation will also be held on Monday from Noon until 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.

Darlene was born the daughter of Ernest and Elfrieda (Manthe) Schulenburg on September 24, 1931 in Poynette, WI. She was a graduate of Poynette High School. Darlene was married to Marvin Gentz on April 7, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington, WI. She was a dedicated homemaker and along with her husband, farmed all her life. Darlene was a faithful member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. Spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was truly her pleasure.

Darlene is survived by her two children: Sara (Dean) Staude of Watertown and Ricky (Lisa) Gentz of Waterloo; six grandchildren: Jody Duddeck, Kelly (Brian) Ewalt, Kari (Danny) Radke, Cody Gentz, Candy (Justin) Watters, and Carmen (Michael) Schrader; five great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; her brother-in-law: Donald (Eileen) Gentz of Juneau; two step-grandsons; one step-great granddaughter; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marvin in 1975, her brother, Ervin Schulenburg, her sister, Ruth (Arbie) Reible, her son-in-law, Wayne Kuhl, and her sister-in-law, Vera (Lester) Diefenbach.

Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church – Building Fund of Columbus or to Lakeside Lutheran High School of Lake Mills.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Sara, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. May God give you and your family comfort in your loss.

God's Blessings,

Posted by Pam Holzhueter Cairney - Mount Horeb, WI - Friend & classmate of Sara   November 10, 2015

OUR DEEPEST SYMPTHY TO YOUR FAMILY. WE ARE THE PAEPKE GIRLS. WE LIVED ON HWY S ACROSS THE ROAD FROM YOUR DAD & DONNIE GENTZ. WE ALSO STAYED WITH YOUR MOM & DAD IN THE SUMMER BEFORE YOU WERE BORN. SO SORRY!!

Posted by CHAR (PAEPKE) BENZEL - UNION GROVE, WI - FRIEND   November 09, 2015

To Sara, Ricky and your families: So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

Posted by Chris & Denise Hrubes - Madison, WI - cousin of Sara & Ricky   November 07, 2015

My deepest sympathies to the family at this sad time. I will remember all of you in my prayers.
Mabel Hein

Posted by Mabel Hein - Columbus,, WI - Friend of Ricky & Lisa   November 06, 2015


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