Darlene E. Frick, 82, Dale

Darlene E. Frick, 82, of Dale, died Wednesday, November 18, at Good Samaritan Society –Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Celestine September 12, 1938, to Albert F. and Cecelia (Herzog) Schnell. She married Leroy Frick June 26, 1982, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. 

Darlene was a graduate of Dubois High School. She loved to travel, especially to Florida where she would spend winters in Lake Wales at the Saddlebag Lake Resort. She loved dancing, sewing, flower gardening, attending musicals, working word search puzzles, and she could play the accordion.

She is survived by her husband, Leroy Frick; one son, David Schnell, Florida, one daughter, Lisa Sottile, Florida; one brother, Charles Schnell, Jasper; two sisters, Sylvia Cottle, North Carolina, and Judy Schnell, Jasper; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Reckelhoff, Jasper, and Shirley Schnell, Celestine; 39 nieces and nephews; and 25 great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Schnell, and one sister, Mary Alice Prechtel.

Private graveside services at 1 p.m. Friday in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Father Biju Thomas will officiate. The family is asking those wishing to attend wear masks and maintain social distances. If attendees wish to remain in their vehicles for the graveside service they will be directed to the appropriate viewing location. Memorial contributions can be made to the Fairmount Cemetery maintenance fund.

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