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Published December 27, 2012, 12:00 AM

Darleen Akers

Darleen Akers, 83, a longtime resident of Moorhead, MN, passed away on December 25, 2012, at Sanford Palliative Care Unit, Fargo, ND.

Darleen Patricia Wagner was born on October 26, 1929, to Leo and Gener Wagner in Chicago, IL. By the young age of six weeks Darleen and family moved to Moorhead. Darleen attended elementary school at St Joseph’s Parochial School and graduated from Moorhead Senior High School. After high school she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, which was where she met the love of her life, Robert Akers. They were united in marriage on August 24, 1950, and blessed with three children. In the early years of their marriage, Darleen enjoyed raising her children. She chose to become a “working mother” before it was widely accepted in today’s world. This was the start of her 21-year career as Admitting Manager of Dakota Hospital in 1965.

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