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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#3 Jean Dunn 2022-05-13 17:51
Darlene was my mentor when becoming a poll worker. Her knowledge and sense of humor were always appreciated. Thanks Darlene for what you have given me.
#2 Mathew Curran 2022-05-12 16:16
I met Darlene viz my friendship with her son, Tom, decades ago at her beloved farm. She was awfully welcoming to me as a guest in the farm house, and treated me like a prince during my stays. Her husband, Lester, Tom's dad, was also a very kind and welcoming host, and I remember having good conversations with both while visiting Tom at the farm. I miss you, Darlene!
#1 Karen R 2022-05-08 10:56
She was one of nicest people I ever met and a great girl Scout Leader! RIP, Mrs. Eisenbeiser, you will be missed but the memories will live forever!

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