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Darlene Judith Ward

November 28, 1947 — October 18, 2020

Darlene Ward, 72, of Rochester, died on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her residence. Darlene Judith Larson was born on November 28, 1947 to Norman and Mildred (Stackhouse) Larson in Rochester. She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1965. She married Ray Ward and they later divorced. Darlene worked for Mayo Clinic for 30 years and was currently employed by Lanier Parking in Rochester. Darlene enjoyed cats, dogs, reading, playing bingo, going to the casino, and listening to country music. Darlene is survived by her friend, Diane Holtan of Rochester. She is preceded in death by her parents. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ward family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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