Bloomington-Darlene Francele Van Etten Whisenhunt, 75, made her
journey to be with the Lord on Friday, April 12, 2013.
She was born on November 14, 1937 in Havana, IL the daughter of
Frank and Ida Niemeier Van Etten.
Survivors include two sons, Jack (Kim) Whisenhunt of Gilbert,
Arizona; Jerry (Elaine) Whisenhunt of Bloomington; two daughters,
Sheri (Dan) Stephens of Congerville; Terri Whisenhunt of
Bloomington; one brother, Robert Van Etten of Springfield, IL; six
grandchildren, Jason (Christina) Whisenhunt; Jarrod (fiancé Kelli)
Whisenhunt; Lindsey (Mitchell) Karr; Laura(Jordan) Flex;
Kayla Stephens; Jenna "Bug" Stephens.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Darlene had been a bookkeeper and worked 30 years for
TeleCourier Communications until she retired.
Darlene had been a den mother and Girl Scout Leader.
Darlene was a loving, gracious mother, who enjoyed
spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a
huge animal lover and loved reading and working on puzzles. Having
never smoked, she courageously fought lung disease for 18 years,
but didn't let it stop her from going to her grandchildren's
She wanted to thank Dr. Chu for the years of care, and the staff
at Advocate Medical Group.
Rest Peacefully mom. We love you.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded.
Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling
Memorials contributions may be made to the Central Illinois
Small Animal Rescue, 29738 E. 1400N. Road, Colfax, IL 61728. Online
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