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  • Darlene I. Buroker

    Darlene I. Buroker

Darlene I. Buroker, 91

Feb. 5, 2015

Darlene I. Buroker

Dar­lene I. Buroker

Dar­lene I. Buro­ker, 91, of Rotonda West, Fla., for­merly a long-time res­i­dent of Beloit, Wis., passed away peace­fully Thurs­day, Feb. 5, 2015, with her lov­ing fam­ily by her side.

A ded­i­cated wife, lov­ing mother and grand­mother, Dar­lene was born  Dec. 13, 1923, in Sol­diers Grove, Wis. She was the sec­ond old­est of six daugh­ters born to Har­vey and Effie Martin.

Dar­lene mar­ried the love of her life, Keith Buro­ker, set­tled in Beloit, Wis., and raised three chil­dren. They remained hap­pily mar­ried for 56 years.

She was a ded­i­cated worker at Free­man Shoe in Beloit for more than 30 years, retir­ing in 1985. After her retire­ment, she enjoyed vol­un­teer­ing at Beloit Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal. Her inter­ests included read­ing, putting together puz­zles with her fam­ily and mak­ing her ceramic Christ­mas trees. She always loved a good game of euchre and play­ing the slots.

Dar­lene was a mem­ber of Our Sav­iors Lutheran Church in Beloit until she moved to Florida in 2007, when she trans­ferred her mem­ber­ship to Faith Lutheran Church.

The matri­arch of her fam­ily, she was a self­less woman who always put her fam­ily first. She was the voice of rea­son with love, wis­dom and com­pas­sion in her heart.  A woman of faith and strength she cre­ated fam­ily tra­di­tions that will be car­ried on by her fam­ily for many gen­er­a­tions to come.

She will be greatly missed by her lov­ing chil­dren Judy (Jerry) Buchs of Beloit; Nancy Stiener of Naples, Fla.; Jim (Bar­bara) Buro­ker of Rotonda West; nine grand­chil­dren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, two sis­ters and her spe­cial two sister-in-laws.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Keith Buro­ker; son-in-law Joel Stiener; three sis­ters, one grand­child and two great-grandchildren.

Vis­i­ta­tion and bur­ial will be in Beloit.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 551 Rotonda Blvd. West, Rotonda West, FL 33947 in mem­ory of Dar­lene Buroker.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home has been selected to han­dle arrange­ment.  You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com