Darlene F. Schlegel, 75, of Highland died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 2 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A memorial funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on July 2 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., at a later date.
She was born on Feb. 24, 1939, in East St. Louis to Homer Lee Jr. and Elizabeth Clara (Nowak) Provow. On Nov. 5, 1960, she married William Delano Schlegel Sr.
Mrs. Schlegel grew up in East St. Louis and graduated from Eastside High School. She worked for her father at Provow Grocery Store on State Street in East St. Louis.
After her marriage, she followed her husbands Air Force career with military tours, including Thailand. From 1966 to 2003, they lived in Cahokia. They moved to Highland in 2003.
She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, the Home Shopping Network, bowling, and she volunteered for HIS KIDS. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. She will be missed greatly.
She was a member of NCO Wives Club at Scott Air Force Base and was a former Scout leader.
Survivors include her husband, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. William D. Schlegel Sr. of Highland; daughters, Lisa K. (Steven M.) Lange of Highland and Jill E. (Gary) Kharibian of Highland; sons, William D. (Donna M.) Schlegel Jr. of Naperville, Ill., and Gregory S. Schlegel of Highland; grandchildren, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica M. (Tech. Sgt. Robert A. Rob) Powell of OFallon, Tyler S. (Fere) Schlegel of Belleville, Trenton W. Schlegel of Belleville, Travis D. Schlegel of Naperville, Ill., Christy L. (Charlie) Durbin of Highland, Dana M. Kharibian of Waterloo, Eric A. Kharibian of Dupo, Gary A. Kharibian Jr. of Highland, Logan M. Kharibian of Highland, Gregory S. Schlegel Jr. of Highland; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steven Benton Schlegel, who was stillborn in 1970; a grandchild, Justin M. Lange, who died on Nov. 19, 2012; and a brother, Ronald Lee Provow, who died in 2011.
Memorials may be made to HIS KIDS.