Darlene P. Bahls

Jun 12, 2018
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10:00 AM, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1024 W 8th St., Waterloo


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Friday, June 22, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 W 4th St., Waterloo


2:15 PM burial in Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, IA. The family will greet friends at a reception following the committal service at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3010 270th St., Rockwell City.


Memorials may be directed to Valley Lutheran School, 4520 Rownd St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613


Darlene Phyllis Bahls, 92, of Waterloo, IA, died at Friendship Village Retirement Center on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She was born March 7, 1926 in Boone, IA, the daughter of Clarence and Fern Youngdale Sundell.


Darlene graduated from Osceola High School in 1944 and attended Drake University from 1946‑1948.


She married Howard R. Bahls on August 23, 1950 in Rockwell City, IA; he died April 29, 2017. She had been a teacher, homemaker, bookkeeper and a sales clerk at JC Penney. Darlene was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Delta Zeta Sorority and the 4‑H Club.


Darlene loved her husband and family and took joy in her grandchildren. She enjoyed nature, reading and crafting.


She is survived by three sons: Dr. Fred (Dr. Donna) Bahls of Clive, IA, Jim Bahls of Pleasanton, CA, and Ken (Megan) Bahls of Mason City, IA; a daughter, Beverly (Wayne) Munsterman of Pella, IA; 10 grandchildren: Chris (Sheena), Lia, Jake, Christina, Rachel, Rebecca, Julia, Isaiah, Meira, and Elijah; a great‑grandson, Kaiden; and a brother, Don (Doris) Sundell of Grinnell, IA.


Darlene is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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  1. Jay Argotsinger | Jun 26, 2018
    Jim......I was so sorry to hear of your loss.  You’re in my thoughts—-Jay Argotsinger
  2. Priscilla (Faust) Mills | Jun 18, 2018

    Rest in Peace Ms. Darlene ...always loved your early morning smiles at Immanuel Lutheran School when you came to visit our classroom sympathies to Ken and family.

    Priscilla (Faust) Mills

  3. Maggie | Jun 16, 2018
    My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. She was a very special lady and will always have a place in my heart. God Bless!!

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