Darlene Marie Wilson, age 54, of 9543 CR 511 22nd Road, Rapid River, MI died Sunday afternoon January 8, 2006 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Darlene was born October 8, 1951 in Nahma, MI the daughter of Archie and Alva (Feathers) Hardwick. She was raised in Nahma and was a 1969 graduate of Big Bay De Noc High School. Darlene had worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Escanaba for 30 years from 1974 to 2004. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River and her hobbies included traveling and listening to traditional country music. She also enjoyed cooking and baking in her kitchen and she treasured spending time with her granddaughter Sydney.
Survivors include her husband Jerome who she married on September 13, 1975 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonington.
1 Daughter: Tina (Morehouse) Harris of Escanaba
1 Granddaughter: Sydney Rae Harris of Escanaba
2 Brothers: Ivan (Laurie) Hardwick of Rapid River, Gary Hardwick of Bellingham, WA
4 Sisters: Linda Tragazanos of TN; Roseanna Johnson of Rapid River; Kathy (Kelvin) Dahn of Gladstone; Janice Hardwick of Greenwood, WI
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by:
3 Brothers: Gerald Hardwick Sr.; Elmer Hardwick; Dale Hardwick
1 Sister: Mary Louise Hardwick