Darlene Grace (Benson) Ryhti

Born: Sun., Feb. 28, 1937
Died: Sun., Jun. 4, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 08, 2017
Location: Cloverdale Community Center

Celebration of Life Gathering

12:00 PM Thu., Jun. 08, 2017
Location: Cloverdale Community Center

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Darlene G. Ryhti, 80, rural Nashwauk, died on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth.
Born February 28, 1937 in Grand Rapids, she was the daughter of Albert and Mae (Mattson) Benson.  Darlene was a Grand Rapids High School graduate, was married to Melvin F. Ryhti on September 3, 1955, and had been a resident of the Cloverdale area since 1963.  She was a homemaker and had worked for Hibbing Electronics, Fred’s Big Dollar, and Mode O Day.  Darlene had been a member of the Nashwauk United Methodist Church, the Grange, the Red Dale Camper Club, and the Pengilly Wednesday Cribbage Club.  She was a fantastic baker, enjoyed gardening, bus trips with Melvin, and being with her family and friends.
Her parents, Albert Benson and Mae Snyder; her husband Melvin on March 21, 2017; grandsons, James Stukey and David Breeden; a granddaughter, Jennifer Stukey; a sister, Helen McClouden; two brothers in infancy; and a step-brother, Michael preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Teri Leimer of Superior, WI, Brian (Lisa) Ryhti of Nashwauk, Sandy (Kevin) LaJoie of Superior, WI, and Scott (Rozalynn) Ryhti of Big Stone, SD; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and a brother, James (Maria) Benson of Fridley, MN.
Visitation will be will be 11:00 AM until the 12:00 Noon celebration of life on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Cloverdale Community Hall.  Interment for Darlene and Melvin will be in the Nashwauk Cemetery.

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Mark and Joanne hill
   Posted Mon June 05, 2017
with our deepest sympathy--your parents were sweet,caring people,precious members of the Cloverdale community. may our prayers and thoughts to the family bring some comfort during this difficult time. Mark and Joanne hill

Dianne E Ford
   Posted Tue June 06, 2017
Oh Im so sorry for your families loss. She was so nice and always had the most delicious cookies or cake for you to share with them when you visited her and Melvin. Now they are together in heaven but we all will miss them both so much. Take care and God Bless you all.

Edward Johnston
   Posted Tue June 06, 2017
Brian, Lisa and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, may it comfort you knowing that she is in heaven at the side of your dad and is no longer suffering. Peace be with you and your family
Deborah and Edward Johnston

Rita Boettcher
   Posted Tue June 06, 2017
Teri --

So sorry to hear of you losing both of your parents. I did not know them but remembering you and Brian from high school -- they raised good kids :-)

--hugs, Rita

Gene &. Charlene Speet
   Posted Tue June 06, 2017
Teri, Brian, Sandy, Scott, I'm sure you will all miss them so much. haven't seen them in years but remember the old good times with you guys in Cloverdale!MN. Prayers for you as you go through such a great loss. Keep them in your thoughts forever.

Carol and Ed Lahners
   Posted Tue June 06, 2017
We are so terribly saddened by your loss.please know we are thinking of you all at this sad time.
Love and hugs.

   Posted Wed June 07, 2017
Please accept our condolences as you deal with your loss. When my daughter died, I found comfort in the Bible verses: Acts 24:15 “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous” and at John 5:28 “Do not be amazed this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” How thankful we can be for the sure hope of seeing our dear loved ones again.

Pamela & Dennis Elj
   Posted Wed June 07, 2017
So sad to hear about your mom passing and so close to losing your dad- may it give you comfort to think of them being together again. Thoughts & prayers go out to all if you. Take care & God Bless. Love, Dennis & Rabbit

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