Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Darrell D. Darnell, 79, 02576 Lock Two Road, New Bremen died at 9:08 a.m. Nov. 24, 2009, at the Wapak Manor Nursing Center.
He was born in Lima June 13, 1930, to Raymond and Alice Blank Darnell.
Survivors include his companion Viola Broders of New Bremen; two daughters, Rochelle (Bob Kinahan) Darnell of Arvada, Colo., and Denise Darnell, St. Marys; three sons, Raymond Darnell, Denver, Colo., David (Alma) Simindinger, Sidney, and Don Simindinger, New Bremen; a sister, Mary Alice (Bob) Kling, Vandalia; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Deceased are a sister, Wilma Hobler; a brother, Robert Darnell; and his daughter-in-law, Cinda Simindinger.
In 1991, he retired from the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, after 43 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he was with the 27th Field Artillery Battalion and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of St. Marys.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, where the V.F.W. will conduct full military honors.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.