Darlyne M. Dodge
Darlyne Dodge, 93, of Kearney passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Mother Hull Home in Kearney. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with Josh Bennison officiating. The family requests casual attire for the service. Burial will be held at a later date in North Dakota. Memorials are suggested to Mother Hull Home or Aseracare Hospice. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services. Darlyne Marie Dodge was born December 10, 1925 to Vern and Hattie (Krubeck) Schrade in Stutsman County, North Dakota. Darlyne received her education at Kensal, ND and graduated from high school in 1944. She then attended Central Dakota Commercial College in Jamestown where she was awarded a War Emergency Diploma and was employed at James River Bank. On December 29,1945, she married Private First Class Neal Dodge. Darlyne joined him at Fort Bragg, NC. Having never traveled far this was a new and challenging experience for her. She worked on the base office where last payments were made to soldiers being discharged. After returning to Jamestown, Darlyne worked at Walsh's Market, ND State Hospital and then at Jamestown Hospital as an accounting clerk. They were blessed with two daughters: Lynda and Connie. Darlyne and Neal also served in ministry in the Salvation Army touching many lives as they shared God's love. They moved to Kearney, NE in 1993 and enjoyed many years being a part of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives. Darlyne was a compassionate caregiver for Neal until his death in 2012 after 66 years of marriage. She was a woman of steadfast faith in God, kind and loving to all, and strived to have a sense of humor despite the challenges of life. Darlyne and her family were thankful for the wonderful and exceptional care she received from the staff at Mother Hull Home and Aseracare Hospice these past few months and the encouraging visits from Pastor Roger Wendt. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Connie Lester and husband, Clarence of Kearney; granddaughter, Carina Darlyne Bennison and husband, Josh of Helena, MT; great-granddaughters, Carina, Alexis and Ava; and brother, Robert Schrade of Jamestown, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Neal Dodge; daughter, Lynda Dodge; sister, Delores McBeain-Spriggle; brother, Alfred Schrade; and grandson, Chad Lester.