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Darlene C. Barthule

1948 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Darlene C. Barthule Obituary

Born: April 13, 1948; in Chicago

Died: May 22, 2014; in Richmond

Darlene C. Barthule, age 66, of Richmond and formerly of Round Lake, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 13, 1948, in Chicago to Arthur V. and LaVerne (Schleehauf) Martin. Raised in Round Lake, Darlene remained a resident there until 1996, when she moved for a time to northern Wisconsin. For the past 15 years, she lived in the Richmond and Lakemoor areas in McHenry County.

Darlene recently retired from Crystal Lake South High School after eight years of service in the maintenance department. Previously, she was employed at Surgipath for 20 years.

Enjoyments included camping and fishing, decorating her cabin in Wisconsin, planting and tending to her flowers, motorcycle rides, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. She loved animals, and adored her dog, Winnie. Darlene cherished time that she was able to spend with her grandchildren. Most of all, she looked forward to family gatherings. She especially loved the holidays when she could have her extended family together, feed everyone, and send them home with food. Darlene's warmth always made people feel most welcome.

Survivors include her loving companion of many years, Harvey Hay of Richmond; two children, Eric (Bridgett Haiges) Barthule, and Jason (Nicole) Barthule, all of Kenosha; six grandchildren, Sarah, Noah, Jordan, Taylor, Russell, and Emma; three brothers, Denny (Mary Jean) Martin of Round Lake, Gary (Cathy) Martin of Wonder Lake, and Bruce Martin of Kenosha; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Russell, on April 24, 1985.

Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Justen's Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073. The funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The cremation rite will be accorded privately.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the or to JourneyCare.

For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 24, 2014
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