Darlene B. Tasch
Darlene B. “Mickey” Tasch, 88, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 surrounded
by her family at Woodlands Senior Living in Fond du Lac. She was born in the
Town of Empire on Saturday, June 6, 1931 a daughter of Clarence and Adela (née
Iding) Bechler. Eventually her family moved to Van Dyne but after her marriage
in 1954, she would live on 6th St. in Fond du Lac for the rest of
her life. Mickey was a graduate of Winnebago Lutheran Academy (WLA) class of ’49.
On Saturday, January 16, 1954, she married Duane “Dewey” Tasch in Dubuque,
Iowa. He preceded her in death on Monday, May 26, 1986.
For thirteen years, Mickey worked as an operator for Wisconsin Bell. And
for twenty years she was a bakery clerk for both Lauer’s and Pick ‘n Save. Mickey
volunteered in the school lunch program at both St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran
Church and WLA. She attended annual telephone operator reunions, enjoying the
time with her old friends.
Survivors include her four children, Mari (Richard) Klinke and Joe
(Kathryn) Tasch, all from Fond du Lac, Tony (Colleen) Tasch of Denmark, Wis.
and Teresa (Scott) Paveglio of Fond du Lac; seven grandchildren, Katie (Dan) De
Bruin, Kerry (Michael) Korrer, Kelly (Adam) Nieft, Kyle (Anna) Tasch, Olivia
Tasch (Jon Rieth), Elle and Carly Paveglio; five great-grandsons; a sister, Ruthé
Pautz; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Bechler.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; her brother,
Donald “Butch” Bechler; a sister, Dorothy (Ambrose) McTrusty; a brother-in-law,
Jerry Pautz; and her best friend and traveling companion, Mary Solberg.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Monday, October 28,
2019 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1600 S. Main St. in Fond du
Lac. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 am with Pastor Michael Zuberbier officiating.
Cremation will follow the services. Burial in Ledgeview Memorial Park Cemetery
will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, it was Mickey’s wish that donations be made to either
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and/or WLA.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Woodlands Senior
Living Center and that of Agnesian Hospice Hope for the excellent care and
compassion that was given to Mickey.
Additional information and guest
book may be found at ueckerwitt.com