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Obituary: Fazenda A. Darlage, Seymour

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Fazenda A. Darlage, 85, of Seymour, died at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Care Facility.

Fazenda was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church at Waymansville where she belonged to the Ladies Aid and Adult Fellowship. She also was a member of Jackson Jolly Heimachers Home Economics Club. She retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1976.

Fazenda enjoyed sewing, gardening, and embroidery. Her greatest love was her family. She was the family caregiver for many years.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m.Wednesday at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waymansville with the Rev. John Beabout officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and at the church from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Committee Fund at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church at Waymansville or Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Born in Columbus July 2, 1927, Fazenda was the daughter of Gerhard W. Finke and Selma L. Rittman Finke. She married Donald E. Mahl on August 18, 1946. He preceded her in death on August 25, 1961. She then married Donald W. Darlage on July 23, 1966. He preceded her in death on August 22, 2007.

She is survived by daughters, Jean (Louis) Voelker of Seymour, Indiana, Linda (Larry) Lewis of Edinburgh, Indiana, Lynnette (Rick) May of Columbus, Indiana, Charmaine (Dave) Hendrix of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and SueAnne Lee of Seymour, Indiana; grandchildren, Louis Voelker III, Aaron Voelker, Jonathan Voelker, Lindsey VonFange, Melissa Snyder, Stephanie Farrell, Ellen Rothstein, Patrick Lewis, Michael May, Matthew May, Colleen Hughes, Kenneth Moon, Hillary Sundberg, Megan Moon, Phillip Lee and Damon Lee;  23 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gerhard H. Finke of Columbus, Indiana.

Fazenda was preceded in death by both her husbands; grandchildren, Vanessa J. May and Loren M. Moon; and a brother, Robert Finke.

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