Darlene C. Brees
October 09, 1923 - September 17, 2020
Birthplace: Rural Nodaway, Iowa
Resided In: Creston, Iowa formerly Nodaway, Iowa

Service 9/21/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 9/21/2020
Evergreen Cemetery

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Darlene Clara Brees, age 96, of Creston, Iowa, formerly of Nodaway, Iowa, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020, at the Creston Specialty Care. Darlene was born October 9, 1923 northeast of Nodaway, Iowa, the 2nd of six children of Alva Dewey and Gladys Lucinda (Pond) Walter. She was raised in the Adams County area and graduated from Nodaway Consolidated School in 1942. She was united in marriage to Deane Brees on May 24, 1944 in Hiawatha, Kansas. Deane and Darlene farmed northeast of Emerson for a year, moved to Red Oak where they both worked at Thos. D. Murphy Co., then moved to Adams County where they farmed for many years. They raised row crop and had livestock including cattle, hogs, and horses. They loved all animals especially their dogs including her faithful friend "Cricket". Darlene enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, sewing, square dancing, music, and was a hard worker. She enjoyed fishing and would bring her fish home, clean them herself and fry them up for supper. Starting in 1995, Darlene and Deane enjoyed their winters in Texas. They did this until 2015 when they could no longer travel. They moved to Corning after having their farm sale and later Homestead Assisted Living in Creston. Most recently, Darlene had been a resident of Creston Specialty Care.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Deane; brother: Harold Walter and wife Wilma; sister: Mary Rowe; sister-in-law: Beverly Walter; brother-in-law: Ralph Rowe; and nephew: Stephen Walter. Survivors include her brother: Glen Walter of Creston, IA; sisters: Carolyn Dixon and husband Merlin of Corning, IA and Connie Helvie and husband Terry of Corning, IA; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak, Iowa. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak. There will be open visitation at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Every Step Hospice in Creston, Iowa.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

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