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Darlene Longtine

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Dec. 14, 1944-Jan. 14, 2009

Darlene G. Longtine, 64, of rural Lake Park, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

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Darlene G. Yaeger was born to Ralph and Alice (Borg) Yaeger on December 14, 1944 in Fargo, where she grew up and received her education, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1962. She then attended North Dakota State University.

On Nov. 20, 1964 Darlene was united in marriage to Larry Longtine in Fargo, where they made their home and raised their family. In 1989 they moved to Lake Ida, in rural Lake Park, where they owned and operated Longtine's Carving Shop.

Darlene loved spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed family camping trips. She also enjoyed time spent with her quilting and sewing friends.

Surviving Darlene are her husband, Larry; two daughters, Jenny Longtine and Julie (Dan) Westrick, both of Fargo; two grandchildren; three sisters, Naomi (Dean) Bartle of Fargo, Evie (Bob) Harris, of Saginaw, Minn., and Corrine (Mike) Yaeger-vonBirgelen, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and her mother, Alice Yaeger of Fargo.

Preceding her in death were her father, Ralph, and one brother, Lyle Yaeger.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Cormorant Lutheran Church in rural Lake Park. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the Church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes was entrusted with providing arrangements. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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