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Darla Jean Stoppelmoor, 74

Darla Jean Stoppelmoor, 74, of Roberts, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 5, at Hudson Hospital.

She was born on April 22, 1939, to Walter and Birdelle (Porter) Schake in Mahtowa, Minn. Darla married Lowell Stoppelmoor on June 21, 1957, in Waterloo, Iowa. They lived in Iowa, where she worked at Chamberlains, building shells for the military and then worked at John Deere as a storage coordinator, along with raising their three children. In 1978, they moved to Western Wisconsin.

Darla loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, her pride and joy. In the early years she spent a lot of time enjoying their cabin with their family and friends on the Mississippi River. She enjoyed holiday parties, gardening, flowers, sitting in the sun, watching birds, exercising and talking at the pool with her lady friends. Darla and Lowell have traveled all over and most often to their favorite spot in South Texas, where they spent their winters for 23 years making many friends and countless memories.

She is survived by her husband, Lowell of Roberts; three children, Kimberly Kay (John) Highsmith of Lindstrom, Minn., Larry (Jennifer) Stoppelmoor of Turtle Lake, and Sheila (Christopher) Rohl of Roberts; 12 grandchildren, Melissa, Jacob, Dustin, Michael, Sarah, Samantha, Gabriel, Nicholas, Natalie, Corey, Kayla, and Amanda; seven great-grandchildren, Desirae, Ella, Jack, Ruby, Brody, Hailey, and Sydney; sister, Marlyn Subra; brother, Dale (Dona) Schake; sister-in-law, Delores Schake; brother-in-law, Glenn Subra; and many nieces; nephews and other relatives.

Darla was preceded in death by her grandson, Eric Schares; parents, Walter and Birdelle Schake; three brothers, James, Warren, and Derryll Schake; sister, Ardyce Subra; and son-in-law, Bernie Schares.

Celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, at First Congregational Church, River Falls, with Rev. Chris Myers officiating. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at Cashman-Hill Funeral Home and again from 10 a.m. until the time of service, on Thursday, at the First Congregational Church in River Falls, Wis.

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services are assisting the family.

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