In loving memory of

Darlene McCurdy
December 16, 1931 - October 18, 2019

Darlene A. McCurdy, 87, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 24th at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 2:00 PM at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with a Catholic Daughters of America Rosary at 3:45 PM all at Laufersweiler Funeral Home.
Survivors include her children Kathleen (Dan) Bird of Omaha, NE, Michael (Denise) McCurdy of Wixon, MI, Patricia (Rod) Dillard of Dickens, IA, Teresa (Jeff) Paulsen of Stockton, IA and Mark (Sheryl) McCurdy of Cambridge, NE, 17 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and her sister Hazel Lentsch of Fort Dodge, IA.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley McCurdy, father Anton Volkmer, mother Emma (Gembler) Volkmer Lentsch, brothers Charles, Vernon, Donald, Eugene Volkmer, sisters Velma Block, Bernice Julch, Grace Kotalik, and Lorraine Yates.
Darlene Ann Volkmer was born on December 16, 1931 in Otho, IA. She was raised and educated there and graduated from Otho High School in 1949. In 1952, Darlene graduated from St. Joseph Hospital of Nursing as an RN. On January 15, 1953 she was united in marriage to Stanley McCurdy at Corpus Christi Church and the couple made their home in Fort Dodge. For 43 years Darlene worked as a RN in OB Department until retiring in 1994 from Trinity Regional Hospital. After retirement she enjoyed volunteering for many various church and community activities. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and the Catholic Daughter of America.
Memorials may be left to Unity Point Hospice or to the discretion of the family.


Margaret Tornabane Nevius wrote on Oct 27, 2019:

"I just heard of Darlene's passing. My deepest sympathy to Mike and the rest of the family. In our family photo album, there is a picture of Darlene holding me in the nursery at the hospital. Her smile is evidence of the loving welcome she gave to so many of us when we came into this world. May God bless her beautiful spirit. She and your dad are now lovingly watching over all of you. Condolences on your loss, and prayers that your many beautiful memories of your mom and dad will comfort you. Margaret Tornabane Nevius"

Paul william LARSON wrote on Oct 24, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Darlene as a friend, neighbor and a beautiful soul, for as long as I live and thereafter, when our Savior has promised that she will never die. How fortunate we have been to have had her in our lives. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Paul Larson . r "

Anne Schumacher wrote on Oct 21, 2019:

"So many good memories of visiting Stan and Darlene and all the kids. We could make a complete circuit in the basement on the tricycles. And Darlene always made popcorn. She was such a sweet person and always showed up at gatherings... sad ones and happy ones. It was always good to see her and she always seemed happy to see us. May the angels go out to meet her. Does anyone know what year Stan died?"

Jean Severson wrote on Oct 21, 2019:

"Hazel ~ keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort and ease your sorrow. Dan & Jean Severson"

Kely Lawler wrote on Oct 21, 2019:

"Mike, I?m so sorry to hear about your loss of your Mom. "

Jeanne Doyle Thompson wrote on Oct 21, 2019:

"I remember Darlene's smiling eyes and wonderful heart. When the Doyle's would arrive at your house there was continual activity, but we always were most welcome and loved by Darlene and her family. I remember the neat, little coffeepot sitting on the stove filled with coffee along with the laughter and conversations our mom's shared around the kitchen table as we played. May she rest in peace. Jeanne Doyle Thompson"

Alec McCurdy wrote on Oct 20, 2019:

"With Grandma D being in Iowa and myself in Nebraska, most of our interactions were over the telephone and I?ll never forget how I felt during those phone calls. A family member would hand the phone off to me and I could always hear the excitement in her voice instantly with our first exchange. It put a smile on my face for our entire conversation. She was so interested in what was going on in our lives and it really taught me from a young age how to treat others around me. I?ll never forget those conversations over the phone. I love you Grandma D and will miss you very much! "

Bob & Susan Carpenter wrote on Oct 20, 2019:

"So very sorry for your loss. Many prayers!"

Sharyn Trask wrote on Oct 19, 2019:

"Prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family! Darlene was a wonderful nurse who happened to be on duty when our children were born! May she Rest In Peace! The Trask Family"

Patty LeTourneau Echevarria wrote on Oct 19, 2019:

"Hazel I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Karen sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing. May she RIP!!!"