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Darrell John Beckel

December 16, 1938 May 3, 2019
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Obituary for Darrell John Beckel

Darrell Beckel, age 80, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Friday, May 3, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home from 5 to 7 PM with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at the High Prairie Cemetery in Elmo, Missouri. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.

Darrell John Beckel, 80, of Clarinda, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, May 3, 2019 at Mercy One Medical Center in Des Moines after brief health issues.
Darrell was born to Arthur John and Helen Elizabeth (Yenck) Beckel in Vincent, Iowa on December 16, 1938. His family later relocated to Clarinda where Darrell graduated high school in 1958. He was united in marriage to Gladys Marie Neff on August 28, 1960. The couple had 3 children.

Darrell served in the Iowa National Guard while also working for Page County Roads. He later worked as an electrician and eventually took a position as a Lineman for Atlantic Municipal Utilities in 1972, where he would reside until returning to Clarinda to be near his aging parents. He later moved to the Iowa Great Lakes region where he retired and eventually back to Clarinda where he resided until his death.

Darrell was an avid hunter and fisherman and truly enjoyed passing his love of the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. While he enjoyed the outdoors, he also took great pride in helping his family with any of their crazy construction or remodeling projects, and would often even stop by to help mow a yard. Although somewhat reserved and quiet, Darrell was a very loving and thoughtful man, willing to help anyone that he could. He was not a man of great wealth, but rather, a man of great values and passion for his family.

Left to cherish his memories are his 3 children; Tina Jennings (Lowell), of Shambaugh, Linda Templeman (Chuck), of Atlantic, and Jay Beckel (Jaeka), of Clarinda, as well as Grandchildren; Tyler Beckel (Heather), Mackenzie Templeman (Tyler Middleton), Jordan Miller (Justin), Kaitlyn Jennings, Kemper Beckel, Karsten Beckel, Josh Sickels, Adrianna Sickels, Kylor Sump, William Sump; 3 Great Grandchildren, Jackson, Camille, and Addisyn; a sister, Diane Moulden (Danny), of Basehor, KS; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Hamm, of Terrace Heights, WA, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Darrell was preceded in death by his loving wife Gladys, both of his parents, his Uncle Bus, who he greatly admired, his sister, Donna (Jeanie) Jones, and most recently his best friend and brother Don Beckel. Darrell will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.


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Visitation

Tuesday

7

May

5:00 PM 5/7/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

8

May

10:00 AM 5/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Interment

Wednesday

8

May

11:00 AM 5/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
High Prairie Cemetery

Elmo, MO

High Prairie Cemetery
Elmo MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude's Hospital

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