The funeral for Darlene Wegman, formerly known as Darlene Dickinson, will be on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pine Island. Reverend Jessica Bakken will officiate. Visitations will be one hour before the church service and interment will follow the funeral at Pine Island Cemetery. Ms. Wegman, 89, of Mesa, Arizona, died on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at a hospital in Mesa.
Darlene Mae Archer was born on November 27, 1932 in Pine Island, Minnesota, daughter of Oscar and Leeta (Kundert) Archer. Raised on Pine Island, she married George Dickinson in 1950. The couple operated a farm near Pine Island, and Darlene also worked as a cook for many years at the Pine Haven Care Center. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo and cards, and traveling. And she was a huge Minnesota Vikings fan. Her husband George died in 1999 and she married Bob Wegman a few years later. He too precedes her in death. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Pine Island and the American Legion Auxiliary on Pine Island.
Darlene is survived by her sons, George (Dianne) Dickinson of Pine Island, Craig (Kim Richards) Dickinson of Rochester; one daughter, Sharon (Rusty) Taylor of Phoenix, Arizona; a stepson and a stepdaughter; grandchildren, Katherine, Travis, Tara and JC, as well as step-grandchildren Heidi and Bridget; and nieces and nephews. Also left are brothers Howard (Bonnie) Archer of Wabasha, Paul Archer of Zumbrota, John (Delores) Archer of Pine Island and a sister Elvira Wilson of Mesa, Arizona.
Darlene was predeceased by her two husbands; his parents; three sisters; and a grandson Brad Taylor.