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Darlene Spens

1936 - 2016

Darlene (Yarch) Spens of Ocqueoc, 79, passed away on
September 11, 2016 at Golden Beach Manor after battling
Parkinson’s Disease.

The daughter of Walter and Pauline (Gapezynski) Yarch was born in 1936
in Rogers City where they lived at the family home on First Street and
attended St. Ignatius Catholic Church and School, Darlene graduated
from Rogers City High School, went on to pursue a career in nursing, and
later married Paul Spens. Upon becoming a mother, she left nursing to
pursue a life in real estate development and raise her family, Darlene
was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ocqueoc for
many decades.

Surviving is her husband, Paul, and son, Ross Spens, both of Ocqucoc;
sisters and brother, Ann Losinski, Lilian Ziclaskowski, and John Yarch,
all of Rogers City and sister, Rose Patrick of Ocala, Florida, as well as
many nieces and nephews.

Darlene’s wishes included cremation, and the family requests that their
privacy be respected.

The family has suggested that any donation others may choose to honor
the memory of Darlene Spens be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in
Ocqueoc or VitalCare Hospice of Northern Michigan.

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Darlene Spens – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI