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Darlene Faye (Schmitz) Short

Darlene Faye Short, 56, of Carlton, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn. She was born July 3, 1960 in Carlton to Clarence and Patricia (Dugal) Schmitz and graduated from Carlton High School. Darlene worked as a cashier for Wal-Mart in Cloquet for many years. She was united in marriage to Gary Short on May 19, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church where she was a member.

Darlene was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her husband, Gary; mother, Patricia Schmitz; brothers, Kenneth and Michael (Patricia) Schmitz; sister, Darla (Michael) Peterson; step-children, Michael and Nick; and numerous cousins.

Visitation: Monday, Feb. 20, from 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service at Zion Lutheran Church.

Arrangements provided by Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet. See the family online guest book at

February 23, 2017 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.