Darlyne Lothert, age 80, of Olivia died Friday, August 24, 2018 at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services are Wednesday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olivia with Rev. Michael Kuschel officiating. Burial is in the Morton City Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. Visitation continues Wednesday at the church for one hour prior to the funeral.
Darlyne Lucille Lothert was born November 4, 1937 on the family farm in Henryville Township, rural Olivia, MN, to Ed and Lucille (Shubert) Wertish. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bechyn. In 1957 she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith in Olivia. Darlyne graduated from Olivia High School. On August 17, 1957 she married the love of her life, Richard Lothert, at Zion Lutheran Church in Morton and they made their home in Olivia. Darlyne worked at several cafes as a waitress. Dick and her owned and operated the Texaco gas station and later the Laundromat and car wash. After this she worked at the Ben Franklin for several years and retired from B&D Market. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Olivia and loved working with the Jesus Cares program. Darlyne enjoyed bird watching, playing cards, putting puzzles together, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Darlyne is survived by her four children: Rick (and Jan) Lothert of Brainerd, Joyce Lothert of Olivia, Kevin Lothert of St. Cloud, and Nancy Lothert and fiancé Scott Stein of Olivia; her ten grandchildren: Alec (and Rehanna) Lothert, Erin (and Zach) Lundbohm, Reed (and Emily) Lothert, Paige Lothert, Taylor Lothert, Jordan Lothert, Hailey Lothert, Tanya Lothert, Kaylee Stein, and Ashley Stein; her two great granddaughters: Aleena Lothert and Brekken Lundbohm; her sister LaVonne Lothert; her brother Randy Wertish (and Terry Wallert); her brothers-in-law Rev. LeRoy Lothert, Floyd Lothert, Gene (and Ardell) Lothert and Ted (and Genny) Nommensen; and her sister-in-law Betty Lothert. Darlyne was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Lucille Wertish; her husband Richard Lothert in 2000; her grandson Abraham Lothert; her brothers-in-law: Marlow Lothert, Harry Lothert, and Reinie Lothert; and sisters-in-law Della Lothert and Darlene Lothert.
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