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Darlene Trybula

Darlene Trybula Darlene Trybula

Darlene M. Trybula, 66, Willard, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Birchwood. At Darlene’s request, no services will be held. A visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood, Darlene Mae Trybula was born on June 12, 1954, in Marshfield, to Henry G. and Julia M. (nee Scharenbrock) Trybula. She was raised on the family farm in Willard, and received her education in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1972. Darlene was united in marriage to Randal S. Opelt on April 27, 1974, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. She farmed with her husband in Neillsville, on the Opelt family farm, until suffering a barn fire. They moved to Willard and helped her mother on the family farm, where they took over operations. After her divorce, Darlene began working at Craft’s Trading Center in Marshfield in the parts department until its closing. She then worked at Kwik Trip in Loyal and Greenwood until The Outpost in Marshfield was opened for business, and she worked in the parts department until early 2020. She was a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Darlene had many interests, but especially loved playing cards with her family, casino trips with her sisters and friend, and sitting around the fire telling stories.

She will be dearly missed by her daughter: Juliet (fiancé Brent Evitch) Opelt of Birchwood; her two sons: Andrew (fiancé Jessi Riley) Opelt of Eau Claire, and Eric (Jennifer) Opelt of Ladysmith; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; her three sisters: Audrey Gregorich of Willard, Beverly Dann of Willard, and Elaine (Nick) Rueth of Loyal; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Kathleen Trybula, in infancy.

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Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.