Darleen Dawn Hembel Carpenter), daughter of Harold and Violet Carpenter, wife of Herman E. Hembel, was lifted from her earthly struggles into the infinite embrace of her best friend and savior, Jesus, on July 23, 2015.

Darleen, age 83, of Plymouth died peacefully after a brief illness, at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Sheboygan Falls on April 18, 1932, daughter of the late Harold and Violet Carpenter.

She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1950.

In 1951, she married Herman Hembel. Together they ran a farm and raised seven children. Herman preceded her in death in 1980.

Darleen brought her immense capacity for caring into her chosen career, nursing. She began in the school health room and later worked as a nurse’s aide at Rocky Knoll, where she continued to work after acquiring her LPN license. She was an employee at Rocky Knoll from 1972 until she retired in 1994.

She was a beloved member of the Plymouth Alliance Church, lovingly referred to as “the Grandma of the Church”. Darleen found great joy and strength in the love and support of her Church family.

She will be warmly remembered and deeply missed by those who survive her.

Darleen is succeeded by her children: Deborah Keyes, Mark (Bonnie) Hembel, Sandra (Tim) Lorenz, Chris (Dick Wentworth) Hembel, Barb (Jerry Hernandez) Hembel, Glen (Mary) Hembel and Laura Hembel; grandchildren: Jennifer (Parry), Jessica (Steve), Joanna (Pat), Crystal, Sierra (Nathan), Joanne/Rhie, Tonya, Jason (Meredith), Alex, Adam, Eric, Justin, Daniel, Rebecca and Alex; 16 greatgrandchildren; 3 Great-great grandchildren; Sister: Nancy Roob; Brother: Jim (Marilyn) Carpenter; Sister-in-law: Lorayn Vick and Brother-in-law: Walter Hauser

She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

We rejoice that she will be reunited with those who preceded her.

Darleen was preceded in death by her husband: Herman Hembel; parents: Harold and Violet Carpenter; brothers: Bill and Glen Carpenter; mother-in-law: Tina Hembel/Goldbeck; fathers-in-law Alfred Hembel and Carl Goldbeck; brothers-inlaw: Richard Roob and Harold Vick; sisters in-law: Marilyn and Betty Hauser; nephews: Daniel Roob and Gordon Vick; niece: Susie Hauser; and great-granddaughter Grace Balint.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (July 29, 2015) at 6:00 P.M. at Plymouth Alliance Church. Pastor Gary Burdick of the church will officiate. Following services, cremation will take place.

Friends may call at the church on Wednesday (July 29) from 2:00 P.M. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Darleen’s name

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

Darleen was a source of inspiration and a living example of grace, compassion, and love to all who were fortunate enough to know her. We are grateful for the time we shared with her and will remember her with joy, especially when the flowers bloom.

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