Darlene P. Carlson

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died July 13, 2021

Darlene P. Carlson, age 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at The Courtyard Assisted Living Home in Oshkosh WI.

Darlene was born May 11, 1938, in Perkins, MI, the daughter of Adelore and Bernice (Delaire) LaCosse. On April 28, 1977, Darlene was united in marriage to Carl B. Carlson and together they shared 32 years of marriage. Darlene was a devoted member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Escanaba.

Darlene had a fierce love for her children and would do anything for their happiness. She gifted many people with her talents in knitting, embroidery, needlepoint and crafting. She had a passion for cleaning which helped many elderly people who loved how she did this in such a caring way. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and left them with so many wonderful memories. She had a spunky and humorous personality that brought a smile and a chuckle to everyone she met. She loved to work in the garden with her husband and then sit in the yard to enjoy the fruits of their labor. It gave her great joy to entertain family at home for holidays and celebrations. She had an amazingly strong spirit with love and compassion for everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.

Darlene is survived by her children Rick (Christine Launderville) Mineau of Escanaba, Tim Mineau of Gladstone, Cynthia Gezella of Oshkosh and David Mineau of Escanaba, brothers Wayne (Sandra) LaCosse and Danny (Donna) LaCosse both of Escanaba, grandchildren Kelly (Chris) Tarmann, Kristie (Shaun) Marczak, Matthew (Fiancé Kelly Schofield) Casey, Stephen Casperson, and Gracelynn Mineau and her mother Nikki Cole, great-grandchildren Caleb Tarmann, Connor Tarmann, Taylor Tarmann, Emma Marczak, and Jack Marczak. Darlene is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl Carlson, sisters Judy Stemick, Lorraine Porath, and Jane Brazeau, and brother Joe LaCosse.

Family will receive friends on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Escanaba with Priest Nancy Olexick officiating. Darlene will be laid to rest in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

4 Tributes for “Darlene P. Carlson

    Darlene was such a nice lady. Always a pleasure to talk to when she called my office orcame to check on Carl. My prayers go out to the family!

    Dar was an absolute delight. I worked with Carl and when we all attended a union picnic, Dar met my husband and wouldn’t let go of his arm. We had so many great times with Dar and Carl that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace with Carl, my friend.

    like a sister always there when ya need her, actually we where distant cousins, Dar and Carl where so helpful when I was at my weakest and helped me through that tough time, and not just me, being friends of Bill W they helped others whenever possible.
    condolences to Tim and the rest of family, RIP big sister.

    Darlene and my mom were best of friends when I was growing up. They will now meet again and can continue on. Dar was a very nice lady. May she rest in peace. My condolences to all the family.

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