Darlene Viola Antisdel, 95, of Glidden, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carroll.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden with the Rev. Chaun Bergmeier of Pleasant Ridge Community Church officiating. Casket bearers will be Tyson Antisdel, Tyler Pemble, Dan Huegerich, Jace Huegerich, Max Antisdel and Bo Pemble. Burial will be at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden.
Friends may call at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden, and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Darlene was born on Nov. 15, 1925, on her family’s farm south of Ralston. She was the daughter of Otis and Inez (Byerly) Knight. She grew up on a farm and attended country school as a girl and graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1942. Following her schooling she moved to Ohio and worked as a bookkeeper. She moved to Portland, Oregon, with her job, and this is where she met her future husband Max Antisdel. They married on July 29, 1950, in Vancouver, Washington.
The couple lived in Portland until August 1954 when they moved back to Glidden to farm with Darlene’s father. Darlene worked various jobs over the years including Garst and Thomas Seed Company, Farm and Home in Coon Rapids and Scranton Manufacturing. She was active in the Richland 4-H Club for 12 years. In the early 1970s, Darlene was hired to be the personal companion of Mrs. Peter Kiewit, and she traveled to Palm Springs, California, and Sheridan, Wyoming, with their family.
Upon returning to Glidden, she worked at General Electric, Macke Motors and United Bank of Iowa. In retirement, Darlene did volunteer work with Congregate Meals and the Carroll Geological Society, mapping local cemeteries.
Darlene was an expert seamstress, she enjoyed cooking, and she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her younger years Darlene took flying lessons and completed a solo flight. In 2016, Darlene and her family attended the Iowa State Fair to receive a Century Farm award.
Darlene is survived by her children and their families: daughter Robin Antisdel of Omaha and son Scott Antisdel (Joyce) of Glidden; three grandchildren: Tyson Antisdel (Marcie) of Glidden, Bridget Huegerich (Dan) of Dallas Center, and Holly Pemble (Tyler) of Glidden; and eight great-grandchildren: Brailey, Aubree, Zoey, Jace, Max, Bo, Autumn and Brooklyn.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Max, in 1992; her parents: Otis and Inez Knight; her father- and mother-in-law Clyde and Martha Antisdel; two brothers: Doyle and Dean Knight; and a daughter in infancy.