FRANKLIN GROVE – Darlene E. Biller, 81, of Franklin Grove, formerly of Rock Falls, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Franklin Grove Living Center.
She was born July 20, 1932, in Dixon, the daughter of Byron Keith and Edna (Longanecker) Swartz. She was united in marriage to Lyle J. Biller on Jan. 27, 1978, in Dixon.
Darlene enjoyed sewing, flowers, and her collections of various items.
Those left to honor her memory are her sons, Ron (Judy) Kaecker of Ohio, Ill., Gerald (Louise) Kaecker of Bryan, Texas, John (Sarah) Kaecker of Ashton, James (Lisa) Kaecker of Amboy, and Tom (Joannie) Biller of Rock Falls; two brothers, Duane Swarts of Iowa and Denton (Terry) Swarts of Dixon; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle, on Aug. 18, 2003; a daughter, Linda Kaecker; a son, Timothy Biller; her parents; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Lance.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday and the funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.