Darcy Jean Ling, 65, of Rochester, MN, passed away Saturday August 3, 2019. Darcy was born on June 23, 1954 in Lansing MI. She had fond memories of growing up with her large extended family in the great state of Michigan. Darcy moved with her work in her early adult years growing her love of travel and building her large network of friends.
She met Walt Ling in Fort Wayne, IN in 1981 and they married August 13, 1983. They continued to move and travel having their first two children in Napervile, IL. They settled into Rochester in 1991 and much to both of their surprise, have lived here ever since, building community and bringing two more children into the world.
Darcy was a loving and extraordinary mother to her four kids. They couldn’t ask for a better number one fan. Darcy’s love for nature was apparent in the woods she helped care take, as well as the beautiful plants that graced the inside and outside of the home. Darcy was the first one to step up to help anyone and made friends wherever she went.
Darcy is survived and deeply missed by her husband, Walt and children, Eric (Emily), Caryn, Michael (Johanna), and Sean. She is also survived by her older siblings, Bonita Young, Kathy Wilber, & Tony (Paula) Wood and an amazing group of dedicated friends and extended family. Darcy is preceded in death by her parents, James and Frances Wood.
The Memorial Service for Darcy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, at the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 8.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Seasons Hospice, for the Season’s Hospice House: 1696 Greenview Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902.
Courtesy of Macken Funeral Home