Darlene F. Young, age 83, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021, at the Estelline Nursing & Care Center. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown. Pastor Cheryl Rondeau-Bassett will officiate.
Visitation will be at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown prior to the service on Friday starting at 12:00 p.m.
Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Active pallbearers will be: Ashley McElhany, Brady Valberg, Daniel McElhany, and Bryce Valberg.
Darlene was born November 2, 1938, in Henry, South Dakota, to Lester and Florence (Mortenson) Pomeroy. She graduated from Henry High School in 1956.
On June 29, 1957, Darlene married Hubert Valberg in Henry, South Dakota. To this union two children were born, Rick and Roxie.
On December 31, 1974, she married David B. Young at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Darlene worked for NorthWestern Bell for many years until Dave & Darlene opened Young’s Refrigeration and TV and Appliance. In 1996, she and Dave sold the business and retired. In their retirement they enjoyed traveling to Florida in the winter, and their place at South Whitlock in Gettysburg in the summers. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, and most of all her grandkids.
She is survived by her son Rick (Lori) Valberg, daughter Roxie (Tim) McElhany of Watertown, step-daughter Michelle (Pierre) Baltzell of Aberdeen, 4 grandchildren: Ashley, Brady (Samantha), Daniel and Bryce (Monica), 2 step-grandchildren Shyla and Jacob, of Aberdeen, 6 great grandchildren. 2 sisters, 1 sister in law and 1 brother in law.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dave, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
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