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Darlene Roseland

Darlene Maxine Roseland, 87, of Newfolden, MN, died on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the Thief River Falls Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at the Evangelical Free Church in Newfolden, MN, with Pastor Gary Barrett officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery of New Solum, Newfolden, MN.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday at the church.

Darlene was born September 19, 1936 to Ernest and Agnes (Bagaas) Klopp at home on a farm west of Newfolden, MN. She was the oldest of seven children. She attended country school through 8th grade, and then high school in Argyle, MN, graduating in 1954. Darlene was united in marriage to John Roseland on October 7, 1956. After marriage, they lived in Junction City, KS, and Chicago, IL, while John was in the service. In 1958 they purchased a farm south of Newfolden where they lived for 26 years. Then they built a home on the Roseland home place where they lived the rest of their lives. The early years of marriage were spent at home raising their four children and helping with the farm. Later she also worked at Arctic Cat and then several years at Northwest Medical Center in the dietary department.

She joined the Evangelical Free Church in Newfolden in 1960 where she served in various capacities over the years and attended until her death.

Darlene enjoyed sewing and embroidery, gifting all of her children and grandchildren with quilts and sets of dishtowels. She also enjoyed entertaining family and loved a house full of guests. Her freezer was always stocked with her famous meatballs and special baked goods and she could quickly prepare a meal for anyone who stopped by. Christmas was an extra special time with a Christ-centered family program and an abundance of homemade goodies including lefse, krumkaka, flatbread and rosettes. Some of her grandchildren’s favorite memories are waffles in the mornings, and popcorn and chocolate malts in the evenings.

Darlene is survived by three of her four children: Robin (Larry) Langevin, Rhonda (Carl) Wotowis, Rolland (Mary) Roseland; 15 grandchildren: Shane (Stacy), Carisa (JR), Matthew (Anna), Marcus, Miranda, Keegan (Greg), Rylee (Keith), Brennan, Caleb (Rebecca), Hannah (Alex), Elizabeth, Katherine (Julio), Roshan (Trentyn), Raina, and Regan (Autumn); 21 great grandchildren: Tyler, Collin, Jacey, Jaclyn, Wyatt, Wayde, Bridger, Brinlee, Theodora, Joseph, Ren, Olive, Clayton, Autumn, Pippa, Emry, Tasiana, Mateo, Abram, Waylon, and one due in July; siblings: Jean (Leonard) Mathews, Bonnye (Richard) Renz, Dennis (Sharon) Klopp, Karen (Ken Hanson) Mumm, and Patty (Rick Hruby) Klopp; sisters-in-law: Pauline Bondy and Diann Sewald; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents Ernest and Agnes Klopp; daughter, Rochelle Pederson; grandson, Kendrick Fincher; and sister, JoAnn Weekley.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial to the Newfolden Evangelical Free Church, New Solum Cemetery, or the charity of your choice.