Darla Ausland

Darla D. Ausland

Sunday, April 4th, 1954 - Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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Darla D. Ausland
Big Flats, NY
After a long battle with various autoimmune complications connected to contracting SARS in 2012, her final fight was unexpected and swift ending on Saturday, June 6, 2020. She was born on April 4, 1954 in Sioux City, IA, daughter of Cleo and Donna Kudrle Pottorff. Darla is survived by her mother Donna Pottorff; husband, Ragnar Ausland; daughter, Cinda Rathbun; grandson, Tyler Rathbun and several extended family members and “framily”. A celebration of Darla’s life will be held on June 30, 2020 with details to follow. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed in Darla’s Book of Memories at
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Lori Pottorff Dudley

Posted at 07:02pm
Aunt Donna, Chip, Diane, Rags, Cinda and Tyler - I am so sorry Darla is no longer with you here on earth. I have so many fond memories of our days in Sioux City and hold them dear. May you all find peace and comfort in knowing your time apart is temporary and one day you will be reunited with Darla. I have loved reading her comments in facebook the last few months, she was a very good writer and have gone back to re-read a number of them. She clearly was a passionate and loving person. Many prayers for you all and know that even though miles apart you are all in my heart and my thoughts as you mourn her death and celebrate her life.
Cousin Lori Pottorff Dudley

Cyndi Swenson

Posted at 10:42am
Donna,, Rags, Cinda and Tyler,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God surroundS you in comfort and love.
Darla was a dear friend and I’m so sorry she was taken to heaven too soon.
I have many great memories of Darla: Washington School, sleep overs, McCook Lake and weddings.
When Damon and Cinda were babies, they were both in St. Luke’s hospital with pneumonia during a big snow storm! Darla and I were snowed in there, too! What an adventure!
I thank God for Darla’s life, love and friendship!
Until we meet again, Darla, in Heaven For eternity with our Lord and Savior, May He hold you close to His heart. All my love,
Cyndi Fagerhaug Swenson, Chuck Swenson and family

Gary & Jeannie Caccia

Posted at 08:37am
Rags & Cinda, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Peace of Christ sustain you during your time of grief. Jeannie and I will rembember Darla for her kind and loving spirit. So sorry to her of her passing. She rest in Lords arms and no longer suffers the pain and illness. Fly high Darla in the Glory of our loving Father.

Karen Ausland

Posted at 10:43pm
I have the best memories of Darla making so many homemade Christmas ornaments each year that were attached to my children's Christmas presents we have kept everyone of them and both of my adult children can now decorate their own Christmas trees with all the homemade ornaments that Grandma Darla made for them.

Walter and Karen Ausland

Posted at 09:27pm
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