Darlene Jean Algaard passed away at the age of 77, on August 8, 2022, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN, due to complications from a fall at her residence.
Darlene was born on December 12, 1944, in Fosston, MN, to Gilman and Leada (Larson) Nyhus. She was baptized in Beaulieu, MN and confirmed at First English Lutheran Church in Fosston. She attended and graduated school from Fosston High School.
Darlene was united in marriage to David Algaard on March 2,1963, in Fosston.
Darlene was a homemaker and daycare provider while taking care of her four children, Gregory, Duane “Dewey”, Michael “Mike” and Stacy. After being widowed in October of 1983, she worked at Scheels, Archies, and as an independent house cleaner in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Through the years she was also called upon to help people decorate their homes. Darlene was the ultimate organizer, housekeeper and decorator. She enjoyed creating crafts with her friends, making knitted items for family and friends, and baking many types of treats during Christmas. As a member of The Lutheran Church of Christ the King, she volunteered as the wedding coordinator for a time. While at Scheels, she worked setting up displays and at Archie’s, she took pride in decorating the Christmas trees and creating beautiful backdrops for merchandise.
As an independent house cleaner, Darlene earned the respect of her clients by being conscientious and trustworthy.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, David; parents, Gil and Leada; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Richard Harlin; niece, Renee Hueslman; parents-in-law, Earl and Opal Algaard; and brother-in-law, Cecil Nelson.
She is survived by her sister, Vicki (Keith) Bresin of Fargo, ND; children, Gregory (Natalie) Algaard of Champlin, MN, Dewey Algaard of Laurel, MT, Mike (Julie) Algaard of Rogers, MN, and Stacy Haakenson of Bottineau, ND; grandchildren, Taylor and Mackenzie Algaard, Kadee (Brian) Taylor, David, Derek and Layne Algaard, Lisa and Mariah Algaard, Halie, Hunter, Wyatt, Anna, Cooper and Dalton Haakenson; great grandchildren, Chari Hayder, Jaiden and Atli Taylor. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Beverly Nelson of Monticello, MN, Ginny (Larry) Siverson of Bemidji, MN, and Maxine (Dean) Sorgaard of Fosston; and brother-in-law, Charlie Algaard of Bemidji; along with many nieces, nephews and close friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 10am, in Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service in Moorhead, MN. A private family interment will be held in Kingo Cemetery in Fosston, MN.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to a charity of your choice.