Mrs. Darlene J Ruse of Lodi passed away on September 13, 2021 in Lodi at the age of 82. Mrs. Ruse was born July 9, 1939 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Gordon and Hilda Howard. Mrs. Ruse worked as a waitress for the Tokay Bowl and the Woodbridge Golf and Country Club for many years before retiring in 1998. Mrs. Ruse attended Lodi Emanuel Lutheran Church for many years and most recently became a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Lodi. Mrs. Ruse was a member of the Lodi Women of the Moose Lodge for 59 years, Order of the Eastern Star for 46 years and the Lodi Women's Club for 29 years. Mrs. Ruse enjoyed traveling, gardening, attending bible study and watching basketball games. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Darlene is survived by her daughter, Janelle Frederiksen and husband, Mark of Stockton; brother, Gerald Howard and wife Jean of Visalia; sister in-law, Lois Howard of Redfield, South Dakota; grandson, Michael Frederiksen of Stockton; step-grandson, Chad Frederiksen of Lodi; and step-granddaughter, Amanda Frederiksen of Stockton. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Arthur Ruse in 2016; first husband, Wilmer Lang in 1977; and 1 brother, Roger Howard in 1995.
Visitation is scheduled on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Cherokee Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way in Lodi, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane, Lodi.
Published by Lodi-News Sentinel from Sep. 21 to Sep. 27, 2021.