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Darlyne Sem

June 6, 1932-Dec. 10, 2012

December 13, 2012
Minot Daily News

Darlyne Sem, 80, Powers Lake, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Trinity Nursing Home in Minot. Her funeral is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m., in Bethel Baptist Church, Powers Lake. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Powers Lake. Visitation will be today, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Springan Funeral Home, Stanley, and today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, followed by a family service today at 7 p.m. at the church.

Darlyne (Enget) Sem was born, June 6, 1932, to Bennie O. and Selma M. (Sampson) Enget, in Powers Lake. She attended school at Powers Lake.

On Oct. 25, 1951, Darlyne married Phalen Sem at Bethel Baptist Church in Powers Lake in a double-wedding ceremony with the bride's sister, Dagney, and the groom's brother, Harlis.

Darlyne and Phalen had four children whom they raised in Powers Lake. Phalen worked as a mechanic and Darlyne worked off and on as a nurse's aide at Powers Lake Hospital, a job that she loved, with people and patients that she loved. She came home with many stories, mostly funny, about her work. Mostly she was a stay-at-home Mom and loved to have "coffee" with her sisters, family and friends, while simultaneously raising their children. Darlyne worked for the Senior Citizens Center in Powers Lake until her health began to decline. Darlyne served her church and her God well as a Sunday school teacher and was active in the Women's Circle. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary.

Darlyne is survived by: her children, Clayton (Stephanie), of Kalispell, Mont., Kristy (Bill) Anderson, of Watford City, Merlyn (Jane), of Powers Lake, and Bonnie (Paul) Lucy, of Minot; grandchildren, Chad (Katie) Sem, Cory Sem, Nikki Anderson, Jarod (Liz Tuohy) Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Susan (Brandon) Erickson, Nathan Sem, Zachary (Megen) Lucy, Jordan Lucy and fiancee Lauren Marie Derbyshire-Smith, and Alexander Lucy and friend, Emilie Halvorson; seven great-grandchildren, Hayden, Parker, Gavyn, Espyn, Sienna, Tarq and Rossen; brother, Dale (Jan) Enget, of Powers Lake; several beloved nieces and nephews; and her and Phalen's beloved dog, Daisy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, Phalen; sisters, Fern, Marjorie, Dagney; and brothers, Obert and Herman.

Darlyne will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, and love of music and song.

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