Darlene Ann Pieper Risius

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 11 Jun 2009 (aged 84)
Wisconsin, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 79858267 · View Source
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Darlene A. Risius

ASHLAND, Wis. -- Darlene A. Risius, 84, of Ashland, died Thursday, June 11, 2009, in Ashland.

She was born on Feb. 6, 1925, in Eldorado Township, Iowa, the daughter of the late Louis Andrew and Marie Amelia (Spratte) Pieper. The family moved to a farm near Rose Creek, MN, She had five siblings.She attended school there and graduated as valedictorian of her class. She contemplated being a nun and won a full scholarship to be a teacher but instead married John Richard Skolte in June of 1943 in Stuttgart, Arkansas where he was serving in the Air Force. Later they moved to Montgomery, AL where their son, John Louis Skolte was born. After WWII they moved to Austin, MN where their daughter, Joyce Marie Skolte was born.They divorced and she later married Edward Daniel Risius. They also divorced. Darlene lived in Austin for 50 years, then moved to Bayfield, Wis., for 20 years. Bayfield was heaven on earth to her. She lived for 12 years in the Ironwood, WI/Hurley, MI area to be near her sister Therese Kitzman. Her final two years where spent in a nursing home in Ashland, WI. Darlene was in love with Jesus and, having grown up during the depression, demonstrated that love by feeding her family and friends. She was, to quote her grandson, "One good cooker!"

Darlene is survived by one son, John Louis (Florence) Skolte of Owatonna, Minn.; one daughter, Joyce Marie Skolte (Badiuzzi) of Marietta, GA; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; she is survived by two sisters, Therese Marie (Phil) Kitzman born in 1937 and Betty (Elizabeth) Jean Spratte born in 1933, both of Hurley, WI.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Francis Pieper and Louis James Pieper.

Cremation took place at the Range Crematory in Hurley, WI. Cremains were given to family.


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  • Maintained by: Joyce Skolte
  • Originally Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 4 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79858267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Darlene Ann Pieper Risius (6 Feb 1925–11 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79858267, ; Maintained by Joyce Skolte (contributor 49051593) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.