Darlene Kay “Nadeau” Sydow age 74, of Orleans, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 under the care of Grace Hospice at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family. She was born October 2, 1941 in Remus, the daughter of Homer E. & Donna M. (Snyder) Nadeau. She was a member of Shiloh Community Church, a 1960 graduate of Greenville High School, member of Exlibris Hospital Guild, former member of the Ionia Country Club, and she loved to garden. Darlene also retired from Ionia Public Schools in 2007, where she was the school secretary at Boyce Elementary for almost 24 years. Jerry and Darlene spent winters in Florida with their closest friends and their summers at their lake house with their children and grandchildren. Darlene’s passion was her family. Darlene is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jerry; son and daughter in law Todd & (Shelly) Sydow of Owosso; daughters and son in law Deborah & (Brent) Clover of Ada and Tracey Ann Rush of Caledonia; 7 grandchildren Spenser, Jackson and Harrison Sydow, Austin & (Alycia) Clover and Payton Clover, Karleigh & Kane Rush; sister and brother in law Helen & (Gary) Kern of Greenville, brothers and sisters in law Jim & (Cathie) Nadeau and Bob & (Diane) Nadeau of Lakeview; sister in law Susie & (Gerald) Zahm of Belding; nieces; nephews; cousins; and special friends Bob & Rosalie Wells of Australia. She was preceded in death by her parents, niece Kristy Kern Miller, nephew Mike Zahm and brother in law Thomas Sydow. Members of the family will meet with relatives and friends from 2 to 5 PM Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. Funeral & Committal Services will be 2 PM Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Shiloh Community Church, with Pastor Ken Harger officiating.