Darlene A. Kissner, 81, of Redwood Falls passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at her home. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Visitation will continue from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow the service at Fort Ridgely Cemetery in Fairfax, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Condolences may be sent via
Darlene Anita (Sander) Kissner was the daughter of Dalmer Edwin and Anita Clare (Rohde) Sander of Fairfax, Minnesota. She was born January 5, 1941 at their home in Fairfax during a blizzard. That explains why she loved snow! Darlene was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church in Fairfax, and over the years was in the choir and taught Sunday School. Darlene attended the public school in Fairfax and also was an active member of the Cairo Sharpshooters 4-H Club.
She graduated in 1959 and attended the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Darlene was married to Jerry R. Weldy on June 11, 1960. They moved to Greenbelt, Maryland where she worked for the US Department of Agriculture. They had a daughter, Renee Darlene, while living in Maryland. Upon returning to Minnesota where they farmed by Franklin, Minnesota, they had a daughter, Effie LuAnn, and a son, Scott Jerry. They were divorced in 1978.
Darlene later married Dennis Charles Kissner on August 1, 1980 when she became the step mom of Dawn Renee and Dorene Kay. She worked for Redwood County Public Health until her retirement in 2012. She enjoyed motorcycling and snowmobiling for many years. She also loved sewing and quilting. She was an active member of the Methodist Church in Redwood Falls and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Darlene passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at the age of 81 years.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Dennis; daughters, Renee Weldy (Michael Love) and Effie Weldy (Karen Williams); son, Scott Weldy (Darcy); step-daughter, Dawn Breitkreutz (Grant); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Ralph Sander (Corrine) and sister, Becki Radermacher (Bill).
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Bergren (James); brother, Charles Sander; step-daughter, Dorene Kay Wright; and granddaughter, Amanda Wright.
Blessed be her memory.