Darlene Madson, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at home at Lazy Acre, Lake Mills, Iowa. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Monday, May 2, 2016, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, Iowa, with Pastor Melinda McCluskey and Pastor Joel L. Guttormson officiating. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street in Lake Mills and again one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Darlene’s family suggest memorials be directed to Salem Quilters, 401 S Lake Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450. Darlene Lou Madson was born on November 7, 1937, to Glenn and Evelyn (Hanson) Dahl at home in Worth County, Iowa. Darlene was baptized at Emmons Lutheran Church, and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church. She was a 1955 graduate of Lake Mills High School and received her R.N. from Lutheran Deaconess Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.