Cover photo for Darlene A. Chance's Obituary
Darlene A. Chance Profile Photo
1934 Darlene 2022

Darlene A. Chance

February 24, 1934 — March 22, 2022

Funeral service for Darlene Anna Chance, 88, of Hoyt Lakes, will be 10am Monday, March 28, 2022 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Aurora with Pastor Donald Stauty officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in the Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery.

Darlene died Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

She was born February 24, 1934 in Pomeroy, Iowa to Herman and Anna (Mohr) Jesse.  Darlene was raised in Pomeroy and graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1951.  She worked in the insurance industry in DesMoines.  There she met her husband at Allied Insurance.  She and Mayo were married December 16, 1951.  They had three children in Iowa and later moved to Hoyt Lakes where they had two additional children.

Darlene worked at Holiday Gas Station in Aurora for 24 years, retiring in 1999.  She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and its guilds.  She enjoyed knitting and playing cards at the Senior Center where she served as President for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband, Mayo; children: Robert (Kathleen McKinstra) Chance of Bemidji, David Chance of Duluth, Donna (Gary) Sarppo of New Brighton and Duane Chance of St. Paul; grandchildren: Cole and Jade Hansen, Carol Chance and Jazmine Sarppo; great grandchildren: Andrew and Evelyn; brother, LeRoy “Pete” (Ruth) Jesse of Pomeroy, IA; sister, Pauline Roush of Prescott, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Anna; daughter, Deborah Hansen; brother, Harold Jesse.

To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Darlene A. Chance, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

To order memorial trees in memory of Darlene A. Chance, please visit our tree store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Monday, March 28, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Redeemer Lutheran Church


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 30

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree

Send a Card

Send a Card