Obituary: Darrell WellsDarrell Wells died October 16, 2008 at his home in Lake Park at 91 years of age.
Funeral services for Darrell G. Wells, 91 of Lake Park, Iowa will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 20, 2008 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Lake Park, Iowa. Interment will be at Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Darrell went home to be with his Lord and Savior early on October 16, 2008 at his home in Lake Park at 91 years of age.
Darrell Glenwood Wells was born at home near Milford, Iowa on March 9, 1917 to Glenn and L’Nora (Rute) Wells. He attended Excelsior and Lake Park schools, graduating from Lake Park High School in 1936.
On February 20, 1944 Darrell was united in marriage to LeOra Claus. Darrell and LeOra farmed northwest of Ocheyedan for 38 years and retired to their present home in Lake Park in 1981. His passing ends a marriage partnership of over 64 years.
Darrell was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Ocheyedan. He was an active member at Zion, serving in many offices of the church and singing in the choir. He was also active in the Lutheran Layman’s League. After moving to Lake Park, he was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church until his death. Being in church and serving his Lord was very important to him.
Until his health would no longer allow it, he enjoyed hunting, especially with his grandsons, playing horseshoe, and pool. He also was a very good dancer and loved to dance.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife LeOra; daughters, Sharron Bossman of Lennox, South Dakota, Charlene Bockman (Terry) of Milford, Iowa and Marlene Keller of Apache Junction, Arizona; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Michael Bossman (Kathleen), Makayla and Madison, Jeffrey VanGelder (Kelli), Paige, Codey, Madison and Megan, Joel Van Gelder and Teddy, Jasyon VanGelder (Melanie) and Brooke, Sarah and Laura Keller, and Jacob Keller. Also surviving is his sister, Glenora Rodenberg.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Duane, son-in-law Gary Bossman and granddaughter-in-law Amanda VanGelder.
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