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Obituary: Darlene MacMillan

Darlene R. MacMillan, 77, of Carlton passed away May 26, 2024, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. She was born June 10, 1946, the daughter of Charlie and Myrtle (Moe) Olesiak, and grew up on the family farm in Sawyer, Minnesota. Darlene graduated from Carlton High School, and married Danny MacMillan in 1965. They raised three children on the farm in Atkinson, and she also worked as a nurse's aide in Cloquet until retiring. Darlene was devoted to caring for others, always willing to help family and friends. She also enjoyed taking care of her many plants and flowers, and crafting.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and Charlie;

husband, Danny; her brother, Charlie Boy; and good companion, Don Maki. She is survived by her children, Todd, Tim and Kim; grandchildren, David, Tiffany, Rachel and Isaac; her siblings, Rumpy (Carol) Olesiak, Claudia (Melvin) Omer, Char Foss, Candy (Danny) Homstad, Joy Jones and Butch Postal; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Visitation: 1 p.m. until the

2 p.m. memorial service on Sunday, June 9, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. A light lunch will follow. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.

Pine Knot News, June 7, 2024

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