Darlyne Stoen, 83, of Decorah, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah, with Rev. Dave Sorenson officiating. Organist was Kathy Murray. Hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Amazing Grace” and “Rock of Ages.” Arrangements were handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah. Casket bearers were Rev. Wayne Ellingson, Robert Ellingson, Jim Stoen, Randy Stoen, Eric Stoen and Joanne Starr. Interment was at Freeport Cemetery in Decorah.

Darlyne Lou Yvonne (Bolson) Stoen was born Aug. 4, 1930, the daughter of Martin Clifford and Emma Clarissa (Vick) Bolson in Waukon. Darlyne moved to the Decorah area with her family and attended the Drake Glenwood No. 2 Country School, Decorah High School and later received her GED. Darlyne was united in marriage to Raymond Stoen May 29, 1948, at the home of Rev. B.A. Johnson in Decorah. Darlyne worked as a nurse’s aide, she also worked at the Green Parrott, Wapsie Produce, Deco in Decorah and Northern Engraving in Waukon, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed doing cross-stitch and quilting, making quilts for all of her children and siblings. She was well-known as a wonderful cook and baker, making delicious breads and cinnamon rolls. Darlyne was a member of the Decorah Lutheran Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Darlyne is survived by her four children: Peggy (Soren) Larsen, Marshfield, Maine; Robert Stoen, Cresco; Kathy Stoen, Decorah; and Kyle (special friend, Kathy Tobin) Stoen, Decorah; along with six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Beverlyne (Tyrome) Albertson, Cresco; one brother, Gaylen (Elaine) Bolson, Decorah; two sisters-in-law, Ila Bolson, Platteville, Wis. and Thelma Ellingson, Decorah; one brother-in-law, Herbert Stoen, Decorah; along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

Darlyne was preceded in death by her parents, Martin Clifford and Emma Clarissa (Vick) Bolson; her husband, Raymond “Ray” Stoen, March 23, 2014; her son, Gregory Stoen, June 9, 1969; her father- and mother-in-law, Henry and Martina (Sollien) Stoen; one brother, Don Bolson; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Sophus Stoen, Polly Stoen, Kathryn Stoen and Erven Ellingson.