Darlene Esther Smigelski, 83, of Alpena passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at her home.

Darlene Esther Sylvester was born in Alpena on Sept. 7, 1935, to the late Albert and Esther (Tober) Sylvester. She married John James Smigelski on April 14, 1956. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2018. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Darlene enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren

Surviving are her children, David of Alpena, Richard of California, Lynda (Gary) Kendziorski of Alpena; six grandchildren, Dr. Jessica Kendziorski, Dr. Sarah (fiance Dr. Alex Tarkington) Kendziorski, Jason Kendziorski, Luke Kendziorski, Parker Smigelski, Garrick Smigelski; and a brother, Elden Sylvester.

Visitation will take place at St. Bernard Church of All Saints Parish on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Muszkiewicz officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: Pied Piper Opportunity Center or The Arc of the United States (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens)