Darlene M. Cich, 72, passed away Friday Jan. 2, 2015 at Essentia Health, St. Mary's, in Duluth. She was born in Duluth on Nov. 1, 1942 to Frances and Clifford Podemski. She was a 1960 graduate of Denfeld High School. Darlene was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, it's Ladies Altar and Rosary Society, Funeral Lunch Servers and a member of AARP. She loved her family and friends, especially her Grand Babies Amanda and Isabella (Larson). She retired in 2003 as a Legal Secretary. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; son Darin and twin brother Dale. She is survived by husband Donald; daughter Dawnmarie (Kent) Larson; brother-in-law Dennis (Sandi) Cich; sister-in- law Charlene Podemski; step sister Joan Segel; her best friend for over 50 years, Pat Paszak; special friend Marcia Johnson, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 7th Floor ICU Team at Essentia Health for the great care given; her doctors, especially Dr. Kathleen Monaghan and staff, Dr. Timothy Rich (Duluth Clinic), Dr. Kimberly Thompson (West Duluth Clinic) and Michelle Anderson at the Duluth Clinic. VISITATION: 1:30 p.m. until the 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. 3rd St., Duluth. Burial at Polish Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic Church are preferred. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home.