Darlene Ruth Ulfers 1932–2019 Waterloo—Darlene passed away peacefully June 4th, 2019 at MercyOne in Waterloo under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice due to the complications associated with late stage Alzheimer's disease. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at St. John's U.C.C. in Ackley with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 6th, from 5-7 p.m. at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley. Darlene Ruth Ulfers was born February 7, 1932 to Dick and Caroline (Kreimeyer) Ackerman at the family home in Butler County. She was baptized in June of 1932 in the Washington Reformed Church. On March 16, 1955, she was united in marriage to Chris "Bud" Ulfers at her parents' home in rural Butler County. To this union was born a daughter, Darla and a son, David. Darlene was a farmer's wife until moving to Ackley in 1986. After moving to town, she was employed at the Big Chief and finally The Pizza Ranch. Darlene always loved to garden, can the vegetables from that garden, cook and bake. In June of 2014, she moved to Rosewood Estates in Waterloo, Iowa after the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. While at Rosewood, she enjoyed her time participating in many activities. Her favorites were the church services, Bible Study and bingo. Through all of this with her mind slowly being taken away, she always kept her strong faith and her love for her family. Darlene is survived by her children Darla (Carl) Schroder of Waterloo and David Ulfers (Ann Weckop) of Owatonna, MN; grandchildren Carrie (Brandon) Kammeyer of Waterloo, Caryn (TJ) Lindholm of Marion, Amanda (Austin) Link of Minnesota, Lexie Ulfers (Tate Neubauer – fiancé) of Minnesota and Cody Ulfers of Minnesota; brother Kenneth (Gertrude) Ackerman of Ackley; sister-in-law Naomi Ritzman of Hampton and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bud; brother Robert Ackerman and sister Dorothy Janssen.

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