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DARLINE ALVINA DALIN was born to John and Aurelia (Rembold) Stueven on September 18, 1937 on a farm in Troy Township of Pipestone County, Minnesota where she was raised and attended country school. In 1947, she moved with her parents into Pipestone and attended school there. During her senior year of high school, she began working as a secretary for the REA in Pipestone. After her graduation from Pipestone High School in 1955, she continued working at the REA. One year later, she became employed as the secretary for the superintendent of schools in Pipestone. On August 21, 1960, Darline was united in marriage to Galen E. Dalin at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Pipestone. Following their marriage, they lived in Pipestone and Darline continued working for the school district. In 1963, she became employed by Sweet Township Insurance Company in Pipestone. She worked there until her son was born in 1964. While raising her son, she became interested in the ceramics business and started her own company which was known as D&G Ceramics. She worked hard at building this business and at one time owned over 6,000 ceramic molds. Then, in 1985, she decided to enter the re-upholstery business and opened her own shop which was known as D’Elegance. After suffering a stroke in October of 2018, Darline entered the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone where she resided since. She died peacefully there on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the age of 84 years.
Darline was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone. She was currently a member of First Lutheran Church in Pipestone where she had been active in her church circle and the worship committee. She was also active in the church quilters and attended to altar duties. She enjoyed gardening and doing yard work. She liked to do crafts, needlework and sewing of any kind.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Carla (Tim Stanga) Dalin-Stanga of Pipestone, Minnesota; step-grandsons, Christopher (Nicole) Morey of Brandon, South Dakota, Joshua (Tamra Groves) Morey of Brandon, and Brighton Stanga of Pipestone; three step great-grandchildren, Avery and Hadlee Morey, and Andrew Groves; two sisters, Lois (Richard) Zupp of Pipestone, Minnesota, and Vera (Thomas) Olson of Milford, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Galen E. Dalin; son, Bryce Dalin; her parents; one brother, John Stueven; four half-sisters, Theresa Smidt, Frances Keller, Paula Brockberg and Ella Quint; and seven half-brothers, Walter, Herman, Ted, Harold, Alvin, Gilbert, and Raymond Stueven.