Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Darleen Rose Butler

January 15, 1943June 16, 2019

Darleen Rose Butler, 76, a long time resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died early, Sunday the 16th of June at Parkview Regional Medical Center following a complicated illness. Born in Fort Riley, Kansas in 1943, Darleen was a graduate of Northside High School, received a Bachelor's, and subsequent Master's Degrees in Education from Indiana University. She served as a secondary educator for 33 years in the Fort Wayne public school district. Following her retirement she spent time volunteering at Fox Island Nature Center, officiating poetry conventions, playing mahjong, and traveling. She enjoyed nature, fishing, bird watching and flowers, but especially her two cats and excursions with her mother. She is survived by a brother, Wayne (Diana) Butler; sister, Rita (Rick) Binford; four nieces; one nephew; and one great nephew. Visitation will be from 3PM - 6PM, Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Hockmeyer and Miller funeral home, 6131 St. Joe Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. Memorial contributions may be made to Fox Island County Park . Condolences maybe left online at www.hockemeyermillerfh.com.


  • Fox Island County Park


  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2019


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Vicki Morreale

June 19, 2019

Darleen was a member of our Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg group. She was an avid player who loved to take our quarters. She will be missed by all. She also loved to read which was obvious by her collection of books. Rest in peace.

Sue Beerman

June 19, 2019

Darleen was a talented and feisty educator who truly understood the importance of involving her students in authentic learning. I will always remember her keen sense of humor. She was a wonderful “partner in crime” when it came to playing practical jokes on our colleagues.

I will miss her intellect, her perspectives (even when they differed from mine), and that endearing chuckle she had when she was recalling fun times or planning a practical joke. She tried to hide her sensitivity, but those who really got to know her realized she was a marshmallow inside that sometimes-gruff exterior. Rest in peace, my friend!