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Darleen Joan Figliola

05/18/1932 - 11/27/2018

Darleen J. Figliola, 86, of Virginia, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Essentia Health in Virginia. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 at Range Funeral Home at 1:00 pm with visitation one-hour prior. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Darleen Joan Figliola was born May 18, 1932 in Deer Creek, MN to Merrill and Eleanor (Kent) Billington. In her youth, Darleen lived in California. Β She graduated from Alango High School. She was happily married to Olaf Walkky in 1960. The couple made their home on Sand Lake. Olaf died in Wyoming in 1976. On October 8, 1983, she was united in marriage to Carmen Figliola. She enjoyed polka dancing and traveling with Carmen. She excelled at being a mother and a grandmother.

Darleen was proud of her Mayflower ancestry and her Finnish Heritage.

She is survived by her children, Ronald (Jackie) Walkky, Katherene (Sam) Aluni, Debra (Richard) Wicka, Jack (Brenda) Walkky, Olaf (Debbie) Walkky, and Anita (Leon) Hiti; grandchildren, Lauren (Sean) Pipkin, Sam (Nicole) Aluni, Jenna (Shane) Weis, Brittany Wicka, Alexandra Wicka, Jacob Hiti, Taylor (Andrew) Byington, Jesse Hiti, Amber Hiti, Olaf Walkky, Jordan Walkky, Jack Walkky, Luke Walkky; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Roger (Donna) Billington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Olaf Walkky; second husband, Carmen Figliola; and sister, Margie Sopp.

7 thoughts on “Darleen Joan Figliola”

  1. Tamara Skoglund says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  2. Dawn Shepard says:

    To all of Darleen’s children- my heart breaks for you as you bid your mom farewell to Heaven. She joins so many others, including my mom, of the Sand Lake parents from our childhood days. My mom was so happy she was able to visit with your mom earlier this year and reminisce. My heart is with you at this time, as I send prayers of comfort your way. Love & hugs to all, Dawn Shepard

  3. Aaron Sandnas says:

    Our most sincere & heartfelt condolences to the entire family with the passing of Darleen. She was such a warm, friendly, and loving person who always made you feel welcome and at home. From the days growing up on Sand Lake (and those visits) to the more recent years introducing my wife & kids to Darleen and the late Carmen — they were both such a joy to see and converse with. My wife and kids felt the same way. Darleen’s smile will always be remembered and so will her generosity & kind heart. God bless Darleen and her entire family — you’re all in our thoughts and prayers. With love & sympathy, Aaron & Macy Sandnas (children — Gavin, Ava & Nolan)

  4. Paul & Kim Falde says:

    Darleen was such a wonderful, kind, and easy person to talk to. Our sincerest sympathies to all of her family, friends, and relatives. May she rest in peace.
    Paul and Kim Falde

  5. Kim Randall says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss. Darleen was an important part of my life and my mom’s life too. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your families and give you peace. Sending love and hugs, Kim,Phil, Tyler and Lexi Randall

  6. Shanon & Christy Herron says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of the times we were lucky to be there when both Darleen and Carmine were there. They were both so sweet. Sending our love and prayers. Shanon & Christy Herron

  7. Candy (Tietz) Rice says:

    To Everyone in the “Walkky” family:

    I was so sorry to read about the loss of your mom; she was a special lady that I will never forget growing up on Sand Lake and the Sand Lake Chapel days. I just ran into her and Carmen last year in Mendard’s one day and gave her a hug as I had not seen in quite some time and had been thinking about her wondering how she was. She will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Candy (Tietz) Rice

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11/30/2018 at 1:00 pm
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 12:00 pm