Fred Gierens, 83 of Darlington, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington. He was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., the son of George and Mary (Sexton) Gierens. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima, 519 West Roosevelt Street in Cuba City with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial was in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Cuba City. Full obituary in the November 10, 2011 issue of the Republican Journal.