Darlene M. (Malene) BarrettNovember 30, 1921 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 98)
Funeral Services for Darlene Barrett, 98, of Madison, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. Reverend Donna Goltry will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at Madison. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 Monday at the church. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Darlene, the daughter of Lambert and Anna (Kucera) Malena, was born November 30, 1921 at Leigh, Nebraska. In 1923 the family moved to southeast of Madison, Nebraska to farm. Darlene was baptized in the Madison Methodist Church and attended the District 6 rural school. Her mother died in 1941 and she moved to town with her father and sister, LaQuita, in 1944. Darlene worked at Ice Cream Land.
She married Dale Barrett on October 24, 1945, upon his return from serving in the Army Air Corp in World War II. They farmed the family farm east of Madison until March of 1960 when they moved into Madison.
Darlene was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church for 62 years. When the church closed in 2007, she joined the Trinity United Methodist Church. While a member of the Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, served as Women’s Association President, was a Ruling Elder and Clerk of Session. Darlene was also involved in the community as a Girl Scout and 4-H leader, a volunteer at Faith Regional Medical Center, the Madison Senior Center and nursing home and other services as needed.
Survivors include one daughter Kay and husband Paul Maize of Lincoln, son-in-law Bob Freudenburg of Madison; grandchildren Lisa and husband Brad Bartlett of Papillion, Chad and wife Dania Freudenburg of Blair, and Kara Hilzer of Lincoln; greatgrandchildren Addison and Brooklynn Bartlett, Barrett and Simon Freudenburg, and Lucy Hilzer; Sister LaQuita McKibben and husband Don of Seward, and numerous nieces and nephews. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband Dale, baby son Lee, daughter Peggy Freudenburg, and parents Anna and Lambert Malena and brother Clarence Malena.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church or Countryside Home, both in Madison.