May 17, 2023 at 7:37 p.m.

Darlene C. Fix

Darlene C. Fix
Darlene C. Fix


Darlene C. Fix, 73, of Braham, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Northern Pine Assisted Living in Pine City.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, at the Hamilton Funeral Homes-Rock Chapel in Braham. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held again one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Condolences may be posted at

Darlene Cecilia was born Nov. 19, 1949, in Sauk Centre, to parents Donovan and Cecilia (Bussmann) Hansen. She graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1968. She moved to St. Cloud where she attended the St. Cloud Beauty school, earning her cosmetology license. She worked at the salon in the St. Germain Hotel in St. Cloud for a few years before meeting Gary Francis Fix at a Catholic singles mixer. Darlene was united in marriage to Gary Aug. 3, 1974, at the Catholic church in Sauk Centre. They made their home in the Braham area and were blessed with four children, Dallas, Douglas, Ginger and Gayle.

Darlene worked in a beauty shop in Braham until the birth of her first son, Dallas. She continued to see clients at her home for many years. In 1989, Darlene and Gary purchased a Novus Glass franchise, which they ran out of their home. Darlene managed the phones and the office paperwork until 2010, when her children took over the business. Darlene’s favorite job was doing Grandma’s day care for her beloved grandchildren.

Darlene loved being home and surrounded by her family. She grew beautiful flower gardens and tended to her large asparagus patch. She enjoyed cooking and always seemed to be doing something in the kitchen. As a founding member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, her strong faith and commitment was demonstrated as a CCD teacher, making countless prayer chain calls and by making meals with the women’s group. Darlene was the glue that held the family together through her faith, compassion and unending love. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, Donovan and Cecilia (Bussmann) Hansen; husband Gary; son Dallas; sister Gayle Hansen; and sister-in-law AnneMarie Fix.

She is survived by her children, Douglas Fix (Angela Baker), Ginger (Corey) Owens and Gayle (Rob) Linkert; grandchildren Michael, Dallas, Amber, Mya, Payton, Paige and Paisley; siblings Cheryl (Jim) Coderre, Danny (Jess) Hansen and Carla (Scott) Bauer; sisters- and brothers-in-law Donnie Fix, Carol (Dale) Gagner and Rita (Steve) Rogers; and many other relatives and friends.




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