Darlene “Dee” Ida Warp

Darlene “Dee” Ida Warp

Darlene “Dee” Ida Warp, age 84 of Adams Wisconsin, went to join her Lord, at home surrounded by family, on Friday May 24, 2024.

A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday June 2, at the Roche-A-Cri Lions Park, Arkdale Wisconsin, from 2 to 6, with food starting at 3 pm.

Dee was born November 2, 1939 in Newton Township, Marquette County, to the parents of Arden and Leona {Schrank} Kottke. She grew up in Coloma, Wisconsin and graduated from Westfield High School in 1957. She married Samuel Hans Warp Sr. on January 4, 1958. She worked for over 20 years at Don Smith Sales in Adams, where she made many friends.

In her younger years Dee enjoyed dancing and playing the accordion. Later she enjoyed bowling, traveling, Nascar, her flowers, gardening, and canning in the summer, watching the Packers, and sewing and baking the rest of the year. She always insisted on dark chocolate and old country music. After retiring, her week focused on regularly attending exercise class with the same group of ladies. Which carried over to lunches, birthday parties, and much laughter.

She is preceded in death by her parents Arden and Leona Kottke, older sister Marcella “Sal”, younger sister Virginia “Gin”, and grandson Chase A. Schweitzer.

She is survived by her four children, Sam (Jean) Warp Jr, Cheryl Schweitzer, Scott Warp, and Steve (Bobby Sue) Warp, 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank St. Croix Hospice for the loving care they provided for mom in her final weeks.

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  1. Barbie Warp says:

    What a great person. She did things for people that may not have needed much money, but ment the world to. In the last five years of my Mother’s life, she only got one birthday card and it was always from Dee. I could never repay her for her kindness to my Mother. May she rest in peace.

  2. Sandy and Harold Anderson [YMCA] says:

    Our deepest sympathy and may all the good memories help you heal. It was a pleasure having Dee in class. She sat in the back row with her ‘coffee clutch’ friends respectively doing the exercises at Silver Sneakers, quiet as a mouse. And when an opportunity came to talk, she showed us her feisty side – love that! Take Care and God Bless

  3. Dave Thurber says:

    Sammy, Cheryl, Scott and Steve – I’m so sorry for your loss. Aunt Dee’s strength and love were amazing. The sound of her laughter is something I will fondly remember.

    Love & prayers for each of you,
    Dave & Mary


    So many memories of growing up with the Warp family unfortunately employment and distance made impossible to keep in touch. Love and prayers to the family and frienda of Darlene who was a very special lady. See you at the service LOL

  5. Peggy Chilewski Sleeman. says:

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss of Darlene. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏.

  6. Patricia M Schiefer says:

    I will miss Darlene she was a good friend of mine. I used to be a Avon lady went to her house and visited many times.She used to work at Don Smiths in Adams. I went to shop there. And she was always so nice,smiled. I hope the lord in heaven will take good care of her. She,s a special lady.

  7. Rose (Schonasky) Corton says:

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  8. Edward and Lorelei Steiskal says:

    So sorry for your loss, Dee was always so pleasant and lovely to spend time with – she will be missed.

  9. Teresa Singleton says:

    Sammy, Cheryl, Scott, Steve and families. Oh the memories. So many memories. From Duke and Doc to the skunks and Princess and all the time we spent together. To being so scared to walk the path we created from our house to your in the dark in Arkdale. So many fond memories that I hold near and dear. Im sure they are all playing cards upstairs. Your mother was a truly wonderful person and kept us all in line when we needed it. She was loved and is loved by so many. May she rest in peace and know she is always with all of you.

  10. Teresa Marti says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the family of Darlene. Rubber and Teresa Marti

  11. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    We are thinking of you all at this sad time. Dee was a nice lady. May your good memories sustain you in the days ahead.

  12. Lori and Roger Hall Jr. says:

    Cheryl and families, so sorry for your loss. I remember Dee from growing up and being around you and Dinah, she was so calm and seemed like all knowing. Her kindness and thoughts on many subjects were so practical. I wish I would have paid closer attention. So very glad to have known her. Deepest condolences.

  13. Barb Bennett says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of a very “special”lady. Always so pleasant to visit with. A former neighbor and friend. Our sons hung out together for years. Hugs to all !

  14. jan stark says:

    Sadly I only met Darlene one time she was a joy to meet. We talked about summer, flowers and of course the ymca…
    When I introduced myself she had a big smile and said call me “Dee” as everyone calls me the big D..
    Dee was so blessed to have such a loving Family who cared for her each day during her illness.
    Always keep her memories close as she is in Gods arms teaching silver sneakers to the Angels…………..

    God Bless,

  15. Evelyn Johnstonn(York) says:

    I have very fond memories of Darlene.
    My dee deepest sympathy.

  16. Dick and Marj Colby says:

    So sorry to hear of Dee’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Silver Sneakers. She will be missed. Condolences to her family and many friends.

  17. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Dee was a wonderful woman. I enjoyed talking to her when we use to see each other often. She will be missed by many.

  18. Kurt & Katie Wagner says:

    Deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  19. Dan Williams says:

    She was a very special lady. I always enjoyed talking with her.

  20. LISA GURECKI says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet, woeful woman and my heart goes out to all of you.

  21. Peg Lecy says:

    I’m so sorry on your loss

  22. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. It was always a joy to run into her out running errands. She was also a neighbor when I was growing up. My sympathy to you all

  23. Bob and Alet Grabarski says:

    I will miss her exchanging jabs and good natured ribbing on election days and every day life. She seemed to have extra enjoyment later in life and we’re happy for that and happy for her. Thanks is due to her family for being there for her. We are glad we knew her. Rest in peace dear lady.

  24. Judith V. Bieri says:

    I am sorry to read about Dee’s passing. Have known her for years from her Don Smith days and also our exercise class and our old time country music on Thursday. She is at peace now and in no pain.

  25. colleen says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss… prayers be with all of you… the Lord giveth and taketh away 🙏 but the memories last a life time …..

  26. Marshall Bjorge says:

    My sincere condolences to Sammy, Cheryl and all of Dee’s family and friends. Take solace in knowing she is in His loving arms now.

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