In memory of
Darlene June LaPorte
In memory of
Darlene June LaPorte
GALESBURG - Darlene June LaPorte, 90, Galesburg, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Heartland Health Care and Rehab, Galesburg. Darlene was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Daniel and Ina E. (Moline) Gabel. She married Ivan Francis LaPorte on Aug. 21, 1948, in Burlington, Iowa. Darlene and Ivan had three sons, Steven (Sonda), Ivan (Holly) and Michael LaPorte, all of Galesburg, and one daughter, Michelle (Lee) Poye of Clay City, Indiana; they all survive. Darlene is also survived by her beloved five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Ivan preceded Darlene in death on Jan. 3, 1990. Darlene was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Daniel; and one grandson, Timothy LaPorte. Darlene had a strong faith and was a member of Colonial Baptist Church, Galesburg. She loved to keep busy and enjoyed making people feel good about themselves. When the children were young, Darlene was active in the PTA. She enjoyed Elvis Presley, Betty Boop, Shirley Temple and collecting porcelain dolls. Darlene enjoyed traveling, especially her two trips to Hawaii. She last worked as the assistant manager at Sandburg Village Apartments, where she worked for 14 years. Memorial visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Colonial Baptist Church, Galesburg, with a memorial service following at 3 p.m. Pastor Darrell Grimm will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date at Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison. Memorials may be made to the Colonial Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.
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In memory of
Darlene June LaPorte
GALESBURG - Darlene June LaPorte, 90, Galesburg, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Heartland Health Care and Rehab, Galesburg. Darlene was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Daniel and Ina E. (Moline) Gabel. She married Ivan Francis LaPorte on Aug. 21, 1948, in Burlington, Iowa. Darlene and Ivan had three sons, Steven (Sonda), Ivan (Holly) and Michael LaPorte, all of Galesburg, and one daughter, Michelle (Lee) Poye of Clay City, Indiana; they all survive. Darlene is also survived by her beloved five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Ivan preceded Darlene in death on Jan. 3, 1990. Darlene was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Daniel; and one grandson, Timothy LaPorte. Darlene had a strong faith and was a member of Colonial Baptist Church, Galesburg. She loved to keep busy and enjoyed making people feel good about themselves. When the children were young, Darlene was active in the PTA. She enjoyed Elvis Presley, Betty Boop, Shirley Temple and collecting porcelain dolls. Darlene enjoyed traveling, especially her two trips to Hawaii. She last worked as the assistant manager at Sandburg Village Apartments, where she worked for 14 years. Memorial visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Colonial Baptist Church, Galesburg, with a memorial service following at 3 p.m. Pastor Darrell Grimm will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date at Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison. Memorials may be made to the Colonial Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.
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Watson-Thomas Funeral Home
1849 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL 61401
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