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Darlene Kuester, 78, of New Ulm died on Wednesday February 2, 2022 at her home.
Christian Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Ulm with interment at New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will take place Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the cathedral.
The Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral.
Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is making arrangements.
To leave condolences online for the family or to sign the guestbook, go to www.mvfh.org.
Born January 9, 1944 in New Ulm, she was the daughter of Arthur and Erna (Huelskamp) Wendinger. Darlene graduated from Cathedral High School in New Ulm in 1962. On July 30, 1966, she married Michael Kuester of rural Courtland and they lived together in New Ulm. Darlene found her calling as a nurse and graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Mankato as an LPN. She was employed as an RPN for Loretto Hospital, now Allina, and worked for 45 years until her retirement at New Ulm Medical Center. She really loved her work family! Darlene wasn’t one to sit still. She and Dad were always on the go, helping various charities and fundraisers, traveling for a mission in Guatemala, and spending time with family and friends. Darlene loved helping others and always had a prayer list because she was a firm believer in the power of prayer.
Darlene Ann Kuester is survived by her husband, Michael Kuester of New Ulm; son Brian (Denise) Kuester of rural New Ulm; daughters Laura (Patrick) Stadick of Courtland and Julie (Chad) Horkey of the Pine Island countryside; granddaughters Jessica (Steve) Kloeckl, Kara (Jeremy) Fluegge; grandsons, John Stadick, Ben Kuester, Andrew Kuester, Michael Horkey and Matthew Horkey; great-grandchildren include John Martin Fluegge and Dane Audrick Fluegge; brothers, Marv Wendinger and Gary (Shirley) Wendinger.
She was pursued in death by her parents, Arthur & Erna (Huelskamp) Wendinger; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Arden Olson; sisters-in-law, Inez Wendinger and Connie Wendinger;
Her passing may seem sudden, but she values quality over quantity in life. Darlene spent time surrounded by her family and friends. She was the type to always have a positive attitude and kind words of encouragement. Even though she left this earth; his spirit will remain in each of us.
Preferred memorials at donor’s choice or Guatemala Missions or Holy Trinity Church Cathedral.