Darlene Ann Bradt, 80, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, December 26, 2020, surrounded by her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and son.
Darlene was born June 7, 1940, in Dyersville, IA, to William and Mary Enette (Schemmel) Jurgens. She graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Worthington, IA, and Mercy School of Practical Nursing in Marshalltown, IA. On October 27, 1962, she married John “Jack” Bradt in Worthington, IA.
Darlene took great pride in her nursing career of 43 years, doing what she did best, using her heart to mend other’s. Not only did she do this at Mayo Clinic, but also continued her work in the Chatfield community after her retirement. She took great pride volunteering at the church and taking part in Meals on Wheels. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family; from sporting events--especially wrestling--to spoiling her grandkids with shopping trips.
Darlene is survived by her husband Jack of 58 years; son, Michael Bradt of Minneapolis, daughter Suzanne (Trevor) Bly of Chatfield; 4 grandchildren, Kayla, Kari, Jake Mandt, and Lucie Bradt; 2 step grandchildren, Kayla Bly, Cody (Jessica) Bly; 2 step great-grandchildren Brysten, and Haven; and a sister, Kay (Ron) Lawrence of Dyersville, IA. She is preceded in death by her son, Steven Bradt; 2 brothers, Richard and Kenneth Jurgens; and her parents, William and Mary Enette Jurgens.
A Memorial Mass for Darlene will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Edward McGrath officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Memorial’s can be mailed to Riley Funeral Home, ATTN: Bradt family, to 800 S Main St, Chatfield, MN, 55923.
Darlene will be missed but her legacy will continue to live on. Online condolences are welcome at rileyfuneralhomes.com.
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