Darlyne Elizabeth Breyfogle was born to Delbert and Elizabeth (Van De Veire) Breyfogle on November 24, 1941, the oldest of 10 children. She married Earl Berg and to this union five children were born: Natalie, Brenda, Richard, Timothy, and Scott.
First John 4:16 states, “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” Darlyne stepped into eternity at 2:41 am on March 26, 2022 with nothing but profound love surrounding her. Nothing but love mattered in those moments. No wrong word, no regret, no bad feelings. For five days before her passing, her family gathered with her to share stories and lather her with love. This was complete with four bonus sleepovers with creative sleeping arrangements that would have had her hooting with excitement running around the house gathering up all the pillows and blankets for everyone to stay.
Darlyne was a strong and bold woman. She taught the value of hard work and standing up for yourself. She didn’t take the easy route through life, but with resilience, the Big Book, and God’s constant unfailing love she worked through it. She loved hard and strong just as she was. She had this same love for her family, mixed with nuzzles and kisses for all of her grandbabies. She was proud of all her 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren that she would let you know were hers.
Something that brought her so much delight with her family involved music, whether it was dancing, singing or her occasional accordion solo. She loved dancing and you would hear her whooping with excitement at the right song for a good dance. She loved flowy skirts, high heels, painted nails, and extravagant jewelry. Guesstures was a must play game during family time that brought so many laughs that turned into tears, mostly coming from her.
A drinker of diet coke, if you looked in the backseat of her car, you were surely to find a box of them stashed there. She made the best potato salad, adding all the needed ingredients in until the color and taste were just right. She was a lover of all the sweet things to eat and there was always room for dessert. She loved her dogs and nearly everywhere she went you could guarantee they would be trailing right along with her, especially Trixie. A maniac driver with a lead foot and pendulum steering wheel; she could make the strongest stomach motion sick riding with her in the car.
She was an incredibly hard worker and had her own cleaning business until she nearly couldn’t walk. It was done the old-fashioned way, on her hands and knees scrubbing; she took great pride in her work and taught this to her family.
Her strength, her smile, her beauty, her scowl, her hooting, her love for the babies and the rest of her family will be missed. Blessed be her memory. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 10 AM at the Assembly of God Church in Clarkfield, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11 AM.