Darleen D. Canter

Darleen Canter

MARQUETTE, MI – Darleen D. Canter, 81, of Marquette, died peacefully, Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019 at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming while under hospice care.

She was born September 15, 1937 in Monroe, Michigan. The only daughter of the late Leo and Alice (Giebel) Roosenberg. As a young child she moved to Pennsylvania. She returned to her hometown in the early 1970’s with her three daughters. Briefly living in Monroe, she raised her daughters and worked as factory worker prior to her moving to the UP in the mid 1980’s. Darleen visited and fell in love with the beauty the UP had to offer.

Upon moving to Marquette, Darleen was a housekeeper at UP Health System for several years, retiring in 1999. When she wasn’t working, Darleen enjoyed spending time in nature. Whether it was as simple as sitting watching the birds, observing the beautiful lighthouses or searching for one of the many breathtaking waterfalls. Darleen also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and making ceramics. However, Darleen will be remembered for her aspiration to be the best mother possible to her three daughters.

She is survived by three daughters, Melissa (Craig Windels) Wilt-Windels of Monroe, MI, Bridget (Mike) Holm of Marquette and Rebecca (John) Dmytrusz of Lincoln Park, MI. She is survived by five grandchildren, Heather, Kyler, Kayla, Lisa and Eric and grand-puppies, Millie, Ginger, Shiloh and the late Sassy. Her five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Johnna, Ryan, Avery and Taylor. Lastly, one great-great-grandchild, Coraline. She is also survived by her younger brother, Russell (Betty) Roosenberg of Monroe, MI. As well as a very close family friend, Debra (Bel’s) Belmore of Marquette.

Darleen’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff, both current and former that cared for Darleen at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming, formerly known as Mather Nursing Center.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11 am at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held in the funeral home from 10 to 11 am.

Interment will take place in Park Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Mike Holm, John Dmytrusz, Craig Windels, Steve Gustafson, Scott Fleury and Mike Parsons.

Darleen’s obituary may also be viewed at canalefuneral.com where memories may be shared.