Darlene  Wanous
Died: Oct 18, 2016

Darlene was 84, of Mansfield Township, NJ passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2016. Born in Pine City, Mn. To the late Rufus and Christine (Bosta) Unverzagt and preceded in death by her husband Raymond Wanous.

     Darlene was “Grandma Wanous” to so many through the years no matter what age she always made you feel like one of her own. Having been a cancer survivor the Lord gave her many more years. Many memories, grandchildren and great grandchildren that were all blessed by her life.

     Darlene is survived by a Brother Ronny Unverzagt. Three daughters Lezlie Taggart, Julan Richner, and Laurie Emter; one son Randy Wanous. Three son-in-laws Ken Taggart, Steve Richner and Keith Emter. Daughter -in-law Debbie Wanous. Ten Grandchildren: Vicki Scopa, Wendi Carpenter, Bill Richner, Shannon Shupper, Steve Richner, Stacey Silpoch, Michelle Winner, Tiffany Mc Kelvie, Mellisa Sotelo and Nick Emter. Twenty two great grandchildren.

     A visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ. 07840) from 10:am – 12:00 noon on Saturday October 22 with a memorial celebration of Darlene’s life to begin at noon. Her son Randy Wanous will be officiating.

     If anyone wishes to say anything there will be time to share.


Chris Giaquinto
October 4th, 2017 5:23 am
We lived across the street from the Wanous family in Hackettstown. Mrs. Wanous was always so nice to us. Lezlie and Julan went to HHS with us. I know that my sisters (Lee, Bonnie and Elaine) who lived in the house with the leaning barn and our two step brothers Bob and Terry Shook remember her well - Chris Giaquinto (the Quinto Sisters)
Bob and Joyce McGraw
October 24th, 2016 4:49 pm
So sorry to hear.. Sweet lady and glad we knew her. She will be your angel to watch over her family.
Paul and Cathy Walker
October 23rd, 2016 2:45 pm
So very sorry to hear this news. We are so blessed to have had the opportunity to know Darlene. Her sense of humor and welcoming smile always made us feel happy to share stories with her. May the angels carry you home, Darlene, yet bring comfort and healing to your family as they struggle with their loss.
Buzz & Deb Carpenter
October 22nd, 2016 10:20 am
We are sending you all our love and prayers. We are very blessed to have known Darlene,(always called her Mrs. Wanous), so had to look up her name. You are a wonderful family and will get strength from each other.
Audrey Miller
October 21st, 2016 3:08 pm
my prayers and thoughts are with you all. So sorry for your loss.
Sandra LaVigne
October 21st, 2016 9:42 am
I will miss seeing her out on the porch, always a wave and a smile. So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman and so proud of you all.
Paul Kuzma
October 21st, 2016 7:26 am
I am very sorry to hear about your loss, Randy and Debby. Please except my deepest sympathies.
Vicki Metcalf
October 20th, 2016 10:53 pm
Was so lucky to have your Mom for a short time in my life!! She's the only person I knew who loved Pineapple Sundaes!! Darlene's legacy is her wonderful family!! Love you all - Vicki Metcalf
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