In Memory of Darlene Sachsenmaier

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday February 18, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Home Hudson
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday February 18, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Home Hudson
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

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Darlene Marie Sachsenmaier, age 82, of Hudson, Wisconsin passed away on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Darlene was born in Red Wing, Minnesota on August 16th, 1937 to Frederick Mathias and Lorraine Lovering Thom (nee Stewart). Darlene grew up in Ellsworth, Wisconsin and attended and graduated from Ellsworth high school. On February 23rd, 1956, Darlene married the love of her life, August “Gus” William Sachsenmaier, in Pierce County, Wisconsin.

Darlene found peace and happiness in the company of her family. Darlene made sure that each and every member of her family felt loved, and cherished the time spent with them. Darlene’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were Darlene’s world. Darlene’s warm and caring nature left a positive impact on everyone she met.

Darlene will be remembered in the hearts of her children, Scott Sachsenmaier, Chet (Jodi) Sachsenmaier, Carol Tangen, Cheryl Brown; grandchildren, Daniel and Jessica Sachsenmaier, Andy, Andrew Watson, Josh and Ryan Sachsenmaier, Alexandria and Nicholas Tangen, Brandon and Cameron Brown; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Josephine, Brayden, Ryan Sachsenmaier, Olivia Sachsenmaier, Luna May Brown; siblings, Roland and Richard Thom; and many beloved friends and family. She is preceded in death by her husband, August “Gus” William Sachsenmaier and her parents, Frederick Mathias and Lorraine Lovering Thom.

Darlene’s funeral service will take place on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 2:00pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin. A visitation for family and friends to gather at will start two hours prior to Darlene’s service.

Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family

Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin

Darlene's Tribute Wall

Tributes (2):

    • Mom, my heart broke the day you left us. Thank you for always being there. You are the best mom anyone could ask for. I will truly miss our drives and fun together. I will miss your wisdom your love and your hugs. I love you mom.

    • We have many fond memories of Gus and Darlene and the time spent with them in Wisconsin. But the one memory that sticks out the most of our trip to Ireland to visit mom’s family. Gus, Darlene, Mike and I traveled to Dublin, just the four of us. Darlene wanted to go to McDonald’s for a hamburger. After getting our food Mike realized that someone had picked his pocket. We all looked for the wallet in different stores bathrooms, that is where the police told us they would get rid of the wallet and keep the money. We finally gave up and went to the hotel to find out the police had called and someone had found it but we had to retrieve it ourselves. It was dark and we found our way to a off the beat path home. Darlene and I sat in the car with the windows rolled up and doors locked as Gus and Mike went in the house. Our instructions were if they didn’t come out in 15 minutes, Darlene and I were to leave and head to the police station. We kept looking at our watch wondering what was happening in the house. Much to our relief they came out of the house with the wallet, all the credit cards, drivers license and all the cash still in tack. There were many stories from that trip, some I’m sure you kids never got to hear. We are sorry for your loss, you all are in our prayers. Love You all! Uncle Mike and Aunt Jinny