of Chelsea, MI, age 94, died peacefully Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline. She was born September 2, 1927 in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of E.J. Mitchell and Mina (Nelson) Mitchell. Darlene was a member of North Lake United Methodist Church, a Girl Scout co-leader, and a homemaker.
On March 26, 1945, she married Leslie James Eisenbeiser in Lincoln Park, MI and he preceded her in death on December 8, 2001. Survivors include a son, Tom Eisenbeiser of Grass Lake; a daughter, Penny E. Murray (Donald) of Little Chute, WI, six grandchildren; Peter (Annette) Eisenbeiser, Ginger (Bill) Basa, Sofia Eisenbeiser, Kirsten (Corban) Spraker, Heather (Byron) Prestridge, Sarah (Tony) Larsen; eight great-grandchildren, a niece, Linda Thayer of Florida and a nephew, Bill Eisenbeiser of Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Nelson Martens and her sister, Laura Riedel.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Lake United Methodist Church, Jackson County Humane Society or Arbor Hospice. Darlene's ashes will be buried at North Lake Cemetery at a later date. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.
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