Darlene Ann Bradt, 80, of Chatfield, Minn., passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 26, surrounded by her husband, daughter, son-in-law and son.
Darlene was born June 7, 1940, in Dyersville, to William and Mary Enette (Schemmel) Jurgens. She graduated from St. Paul High School in Worthington and Mercy School of Practical Nursing in Marshalltown. On Oct. 27, 1962, she married John ‘Jack’ Bradt in Worthington.
Darlene took great pride in her nursing career of 43 years, doing what she did best, using her heart to mend others’. Not only did she do this at Mayo Clinic, but also continued her work in the Chatfield community after her retirement. She took great pride in volunteering at the church and taking part in Meals on Wheels. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family; from sporting events – especially wrestling – to spoiling her grandkids with shopping trips.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Jack, of 58 years; son, Michael Bradt of Minneapolis; daughter, Suzanne (Trevor) Bly of Chatfield; four grandchildren: Kayla, Kari and Jake Mandt and Lucie Bradt; two step-grandchildren, Kayla Bly and Cody (Jessica) Bly; two step-great-grandchildren, Brysten and Haven; a sister, Kay (Ron) Lawrence of Dyersville; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Jurgens of Worthington.
She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Bradt; two brothers, Richard and Kenneth Jurgens; and her parents, William and Mary Ennette Jurgens.
A Memorial Mass was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Edward McGrath officiating. Visitation was held prior to services.