Obituary: Darlene French, 80, of Ludington.

December 21, 2021

Darlene French

Obituary: Darlene French, 80, of Ludington.

Darlene Jean French, 80, of Ludington, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. 

Darlene was born on December 21, 1940 in Ludington, the daughter of Howard and Adelle (Fassoth) Falkman. She graduated from Ludington High School in 1959 and married the love of her life, Robert French in the late 60s.

Darlene was a housekeeper for Oakview Medical Care Facility for 21 years, finally retiring in 2001. In her younger years, she worked for Star Watch Case. Darlene spent a lot of time at Oakview Medical Care Facility once her husband moved there. It became her home-away-from-home. After he passed away in 2013, she volunteered there, helping residents play bingo. While residing at Oakview herself, Darlene enjoyed playing cards and bingo. She also enjoyed going to the Senior Center to play pool. 

Darlene is survived by her children, Tammy (Brent) Smakal and Robert (Kelly) Donker; grandchildren, Hannah and Harley Smakal, and Jordan and Zach Donker; and special friends, Paula Bush and Christine Olson.

Darlene’s parents and husband preceded her in death.

Darlene was laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington. There are no services planned at this time. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Ludington Senior Center or Arthritis Association. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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