Darlene Zacher, 86, died on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her home in Fargo, North Dakota under the care of Hospice and her family after a short battle with cancer. Darlene was born near Tunbridge, ND on June 24, 1932, but grew up in the Knox, ND area. She was the second youngest of 12 children born to Simon J. and Frances (Hoffart) Bosch. She graduated from Knox High School in 1950, where she played on the girls 6-on-6 basketball team. Darlene married Eugene Zacher on Nov. 9, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Knox, ND. The couple raised four children and farmed in rural Balta, ND. They moved to Rugby in 1975, but continued to farm until 1987. Darlene worked as a waitress at the Hub Restaurant in Rugby from 1972 to 1978 and as a sales clerk in Rugby’s Ben Franklin store from 1978 to 1980. She worked as an in-home care specialist for Pierce County Social Services from June 1980 to February 2001. She moved to Fargo in 2015 to live closer to her family. Darlene was a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo at the time of her death. She attended and participated in various church-related activities at Rugby’s Little Flower and Balta’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Churches for most of her adult life. Darlene was an avid pinochle and bingo player and played cards and bingo weekly. Until she became ill, she devotedly kept a personal diary of each day’s life events since 1949. She was a loyal fan of reality television shows, Minnesota Twins games, and game shows. She was known for her canned pickles which were highly coveted by family and friends who were allowed to share the dozens of quarts she continued to prepare until this year. Darlene’s family was very important to her, as she was to them. She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Gerry) Schumacher, Jeanette (Dennis) Holland, all of Fargo; a son, Dale (Yu-li Chang) Zacher of Sartell, Minnesota; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene (2008); and a son, David (2006). Darlene was the last surviving sibling in her family of 12. Memorial donations can be given to Hospice of the Red River Valley in Fargo or the Little Flower Catholic School in Rugby. Visitation from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service following at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27 at the Little Flower Church, Rugby with spring burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary and vigil service at 7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m. all in the Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby. There will be no reviewal in the church on Wednesday. Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo and Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby. Online condolences at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com and www.funeralsbyanderson.com.