Kaiser, Darlene Marie (Sasse) age 70 of Lakeville, grew into her wings and flew to the heavens. She passed away on October 7, 2021 with her husband at her side. Darlene was born in Minneapolis on February 7, 1951 and attended West High School. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Education from Mankato State in 1973 and married shortly after graduation. Her love for family and friends is her most precious and notable attribute. She loved wholly, gave generously and always "showed up" with her quick wit, warm smile and willingness to help. A lover of gardening, decorating, baking, and entertaining, Darlene knew how to make everything special. From her beautiful flower garden to holiday décor, baked goods and the best handmade bows, she blessed us with her talents; more importantly, she blessed us with her presence. Preceded in death by her father Chuck Sasse and his partner Reva Swanson, mother Margaret Sasse and her partner Art Schmidt, siblings Duane Sasse and Judy (Art) Conniff. Darlene is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Jerry; daughter Jesye and son Cody; siblings Gerry and David Sasse; and several nieces and nephews. Celebration of Darlene's Life will be held 7 PM Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr., Lakeville (952-469-2723) with a gathering of family and friends starting at 4 PM. Condolences: whitefuneralhomes.com

Published on October 10, 2021