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Darlene P Bryan

Darlene P Bryan

Darlene P. “Dark” Bryan, age 84 of Durand, died Monday, June 3, 2024 at AdventHealth-Durand with her family by her side.

Darlene was born on June 22, 1939 on the family farm in the Town of Albany, rural Pepin County. She was the daughter of Leonhart “Leo” and Emma “Amy” (Bauer) Weiss. Darlene attended the Whiteblock School in the Town of Albany. She then started her career in nursing at the hospital in Durand, which is now AdventHealth. Dr. Richard Bryant asked her to come to work in his office, where she worked for 27 years before retiring. Darlene married Lyman L. Bryan on June 6, 1959 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rock Falls. After marriage they lived in Durand where they raised their family.

Darlene enjoyed bowling, camping, cooking and baking. Most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends.

Darlene is survived by her children, Cindy (Mark) Reinhardt and Todd (Angie), both of Durand, five grandchildren, Kayla, Klint, Hayley, Drew and Tegan, two great grandchildren, Harlen and Haisley, one brother, Larry Weiss of Milwaukee, sisters-in-law, Doris Weiss of Baldwin and Mary Lou Weiss of Durand, Elnora Pearson of Red Wing, MN and JoAnn Bryan of Barron, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lyman, granddaughter Kendra Reinhardt and siblings Gilbert Weiss, Lorena “Lork” Brantner, Gerald Weiss, Vernon Weiss, Norman Weiss, Delores “Dolly” Bauer and Philip in infancy.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Friday, June 14, 2024 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. Emmanual Asamoah-Bekoe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00PM-7:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Mary Schwartz

    So sorry for your loss prayers to you all well always remember the last time I saw her was glad I stopped that day love Mary

  2. Scott and Sarah Bryan

    Todd, Cindy and families,
    So sorry to hear about Dart! I always enjoyed coming to Durand for the Bryan family gatherings and to visit with everyone. Your Mom was a special person and always made everyone smile around her. Please remember all the good times you shared with her! God bless!

  3. Gail Cotterman

    I just heard your mom had passed away. I’m so sorry for your loss as I know how close you were to your parents. I always loved your parents as at one time they treated me as their own. May God bless you and keep you in his prayers always as you deserve this. I'm thinking of you and sending my love with hugs your way!! Love Gail

  4. Dick & Doshie Grey

    Our deepest sympathy to Darlene’s family: She was the best! All the years she worked for Dr. B, she was so kind to all. We have been friends on Facebook for some time and her posts were always upbeat and remembering everyone. Never any indication that she was anything but well. God is getting a special one.

  5. Nick and Sue Sperger

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult times. Prayers and hugs ????????????????????????

  6. Keith Bauer

    Now that they're together again I've no doubt Doc, Mrs "B" and Darlene reopened a medical clinic, helping those needing care. I will forever think of these three as the fine team they were. We were lucky to have them as professionals and friends.

  7. Kay Longsdorf

    Cindy and family, so sorry for your loss, always enjoyed seeing your mom at Bryant's office and later at the grocery store. Hold fast to the memories and God be with you. Kay444

  8. Plum City Care Center and The Seasons Assisted Living

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. We send our deepest sympathy to the family.


    You have my Sympathy and prayers.

  10. June Baker

    Prayers and condolences to Cindy and family.

  11. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    So very sorry to read of Darlene's passing. Always enjoyed seeing her at Dr. Bryants office and after she retired. She made everyone feel special. May she rest in peace. Will keep you all in our prayers.

  12. Frahm Dawn

    My sympathy goes out to you, Cindy, your brother Todd and your families. Your mother was a special lady as I remembered her during our time growing up together in the summer of 1979. With her kind heart and warmth, she was always welcoming when I came over. Although she is gone now, she will always be in the great memories you have of her and she will always be in your heart. She has grown her wings now and will slways watch over you as your guardian angel. God bless her!! Sending hugs and prayers to you all. ❤️.

    Your Friend Always,

    Dawn Frahm

  13. Jim Weiss

    Cindy and family. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Bless her

  14. Larry and Julie Wayne

    Our sympathies to the Bryan family.

  15. Pat Kaufman

    My deepest sympathy to the Bryan family and hugs for all.

  16. Marty & Diane Prissel

    Our deepest sympathy to all the families. Darlene was my nurse at Dr. Bryant’s office for all five of my children, she was such a kind and thoughtful person, she will surely be missed ????

  17. Jami Callan

    Cindy and family,
    Sending my deepest sympathies to all of you.
    Your mom was a good person and an even better nurse!
    Keep her close in your hearts, she is very near…

    Jami J G Callan

  18. Larry and Carol Prissel

    You all have our Sympathy . Your mother was a Loving and caring Lady . Always had a Smile and love the talk went we seen her. She will be missed, God Bless

  19. Joanne Hovey

    Sympathy to family.

  20. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Darlene’s Family, deepest sympathy to all. A very nice person.

  21. John and Judy Parr

    sorry for your loss. she was a wonderful lady prayers hoping you find peace

  22. Rita M. Conlin

    Darlene was a very special person and a great nurse! Did not know her until I moved back to Durand and went to see Dr. Bryant! Seems like she always had a smile on her face, was always very helpful with all in my family!

  23. Pat Rosenberg

    Darlene was such a a good person. She was pleasant to talk with and a special lady. May she live in the arms of the Lord!

  24. Jean Gardner

    May Darlene RIP. She was a friend and beautiful soul. Condolences to family and friends. 7

  25. Haskins Anita

    Our deepest sympathies to the family and especially my dear friend Cindy!! Always enjoyed calling her Mom when we were in high school ☺️

    Bruce and Anita Haskins

  26. Mary Ann Weissinger

    Cindy and family you have my deepest sympathy. Wonderful lady

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