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Lowell George Darling -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- A private graveside service for Lowell George Darling was today, with the Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating and military rites by VFW Post 1215.

Mr. Darling, 88, of Rochester, died Saturday (Dec. 14, 2002) at Olmsted Community Hospital.

Born March 14, 1914, in Rochester, he lived in Stewartville for four years. A resident of Rochester since 1923, he graduated from Rochester High School in 1933. He played in small dance bands in the area from 1930 until 1956 and in 1971, retired from Wonder Bread after 21 years as a salesman.

On Feb. 25, 1949, he married Lorraine Redig in Rochester. Mrs. Darling, a former bookkeeper, survives.

He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and VFW Post 1215 and was a Coast Guard veteran of WWII.

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Survivors include two daughters, Lynn (Michael) Skinner of Eagan, Minn., and LeAnn (Paul) Kanz of Oronoco; a son, Larry (Patty) of Hortonville, Wis.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gladys Rood of Rochester. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Memorials are suggested to Paws and Claws.

Vine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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