Darlene May Foss (Schmidt), 73

Darlene Foss Winner Advocate

Darlene May Foss (Schmidt), 73, formerly of Winner, SD, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 25th, 2016 at home in Pierre, SD after a courageous battle with cancer.

Darlene, daughter of Cornelius and Pauline (Woehl) Schmidt was born July 26th, 1942. During her youth she grew up and attended school in Winner. Darlene enjoyed talking about the adventures and mischief she experienced during her youth with her eight brothers and sisters.

On January 14th, 1958 Darlene was united in marriage to Darrell Foss. Through this marriage three sons were born, Micheal, Kelly and Todd. Darlene and Darrell lived and worked on the family farm near Winner, which they later owned and operated until their retirement in 2012. In 2014 they left the farm and moved to Winner. Darlene later moved to Pierre in 2016.

Darlene had a passion for hard work. She found time throughout her busy farm life to work several years at Winner Insurance Center, Winner Advocate, Fenenga DeSmet & Co.,Winner Bowling Center, Winner Livestock Auction and Winner Hospital.

Darlene loved the special bond she had with her twin sister Doreen Bolander. They spent many joyous times together and were almost inseperable.

Darlene enjoyed the outdoors. Her and Darrell could often be found out on the river fishing. Darlene loved the special times she had throughout her life camping with her family and friends. She was an avid sports spectator and enjoyed watching all types of sports. Her biggest joy came from spending time with her family and friends.

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