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Darlene Wanklyn

June 29, 1938 — March 28, 2021

Darlene Wanklyn, age 82 passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 11:10 am at Porter Hospice in Colorado. She was born June 29, 1938 in Home Kansas, to Ray and Alta(Gumm) Harry. Darlene was a 1956 graduate of Frankfort High School. She married Charles “Keith" Wanklyn on September,13, 1959 in Frankfort Kansas. Darlene started her career in Banking as a IBM processor and then Retired with Dillards. Keith and Darlene moved from Kansas to Colorado in 1960.

Darlene was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandma and Great Grandmother. She enjoyed life at the fullest, and being with her family meant everything to her. Her passion was shopping and going to lunch with her daughters and grandkids.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Alta. She is survived by her husband, Keith Wanklyn; her two daughters, Cherie Freund and Patsy Dietz; five Grandchildren, Justin, Crystal, Brittany, Brandi and Eli; 4 great grandchildren, Everett, Adaline, Easton and Saylor Mae; her sisters, Donna Bramlage and Doloris Wanklyn; her brother, Gerald Harry.

She will be dearly missed, but Heaven has gained an Angel.

Darlene’s family will be hosting a Celebration of Life Services at Heflebower Funeral Services on March 31st from 11:00 to 12:00. Please feel free to stop by and share in the laughs, memories, and reminiscing.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Heflebower Funeral and Cremation Services

8955 S Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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