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Darlene Armbruster

Darlene (DesJarlis) Armbruster, age 68, of Devils Lake, ND, gained her heavenly wings on March 29, 2018, surrounded by her family and caregivers of Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake. 

Darlene DesJarlis was born December 2, 1949, in St. John, ND, to Alfred DesJarlis and Marie Bercier.

Her hobbies included crafts, making God’s Eye crosses, beading, painting and sewing.  She also enjoyed gardening, picking berries and mushrooms. Darlene enjoyed playing bingo her family and friends as well as going to the casino.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and providing for her children. She also really liked Rosie Diner Time at Eventide Heartland Care Center.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy Armbruster; her 6 loving children; Linnette (Linus Laducer) Smith, Wendy (Robby) Mock, , Rose Trottier, Shawn Trottier, all of Devils Lake, Tanya (Prince Knox) Trottier, Gautier, MS, Aaron Trottier, Linos Lakes, MN ; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also is survived by five brothers, Conrad of Belcourt, Martin (Barb) of VA, Andy (Doris) of Williston, Eugene (Julie) of Bismarck, Dennis (Maggie) of Devils Lake; four sisters Elise of  St. John, Pauline of Belcourt, Theresa of  WI, and Doris of MN.

Darlene was preceded in the death by her parents; three sisters, Doris “Helen”, Evelyn, and Dorthy, one sister in law, Lorraine; one brother in law, Joseph “Buzzy” and her son in law, John P. Smith.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, 1:00PM-2:00PM in Eventide Heartland Care Center Chapel, Devils Lake.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 2:00PM in Eventide Heartland Care Center Chapel, Devils Lake.

Memorial Service will be held April 6th at 11AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. John, ND.

Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, St. John.

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Name: Polly Carter

Date: April 7th 2018

Message: Auntie, I love you so much. I know you are okay, because Grandma was waiting for her baby girl to bring you home where there is peace and no pain. You are safe and free now from the confinements of this world. I know your babies miss you, just wrap your loving arms around them and let them know you are still with them through all the hardships that life on Earth brings to them. I love you so much Auntie. You are free now. Explore, comfort, and love.



Name: Barbara Thomas Wren

Date: 4 7 2018

Message: Aunty Darlene,i got to be apart of ur journey home.(Heaven)linnette let me pray with you before you went home to be with Jesus. I well see u again in Heave. Can't wait to see at the pearly gates waiting for all if us.



Name: Theresa Craggs

Date: 04|07|2018

Message: My dear baby sister you are now at your destination with all the grand parents mom, dad and our sister's love you so very much rest in peace now



Name: Aliyah Kline

Date: April 7th 2018

Message: I love my grandma so much. It's such a bitter sweet moment for me because I know that she is not suffering anymore but she played such a significant role in this family and my grandma will always be someone we will dearly miss. I love you grandma. Keep watching over your family and we will stay strong and live for you.


Name: Barbara Karakas

Date: 4/7/18

Message: Rest in Paradise Darlene,your pain is over.


Name: Sharon Malcom

Date: 4/7/18

Message: RIP Darlene, no more pain no more sorrows, you are finally free. Thank you for sharing your Beautiful Daughter Wendy and her Children as my Grandchildren Kyle and Gina, you have left me an Amazing gift that I will cherish the rest of my life. God Bless


Name: Wendy Mock

Date: 4/7/2018

Message: I will miss you so very much my beautiful momma! You were the BEST mother anyone could ever have! I love you so very much my momma!


Name: Shawn trottier

Date: 3/31/18

Message: My beautiful mother may you be blessed. Fly high mom. Lobe you to the moon and back.



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