Darlene Ann Utz was born in Springfield, MN on Oct. 6, 1955 to Leo George and Gladys Frieda (Roiger) Haas. She graduated from Sanborn High School in 1972. Darlene married the love of her life on December 22, 2000 in Las Vegas, NV. She loved to cook and bake for all her grandchildren and loved spending time gardening with Ken. Darlene died on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center at the age of 65. She is survived by her husband Ken of Springfield, daughter Jennifer Hornick (Richard), son Steve Hornick (Mykhaila), grandchildren - Sheldon Roth, Colton Roth, Kaden Roth, Jaden Hornick, Jaxon Hornick, Tyson Hornick, Makenna Richter, and Connor Richter, brother Leo (Carol) Haas, sister JoAnn (Joe) Rothmeier, and brother Gene (Joyce) Haas. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother - David.