Darlene (Trousil) Smedstad, 78, of Ramsey, passed away on Dec. 16, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Darlene was born on March 22, 1942, in Alexandria, to Edward and Frances (Jinda) Trousil. Darlene graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria in 1960. Darlene did daycare in her home for 21 years and then worked at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids for 19 years in environmental services.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lester (Jim); children, Scott (Tammy) Smedstad, Julie Smedstad (Jeana) and Heather (Matt Grose) Smedstad; grandchildren, Sara (John) Robbins, Eric (Shelly) Smedstad, Dante (Briana Erbstoesser) Phillips and Stella Grose; great-grandchildren, Amy, Wyatt, Lilly, Colin and Nicole; brother, Donald (Bernice) Trousil; other relatives and many friends.

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