Darrell William Herrig, 80, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020, with his wife, Mary Jo by his side.
Darrell was born in Wall Lake, Iowa, on July 12, 1939, to Albert P. and Florence M. Herrig. He was the second of four boys raised on the family farm in Odebolt, Iowa.
After graduating from Odebolt High School, he was a Private in the U.S. Army where he earned an Expert Badge in Riflery. Following his service, he worked on the family farm and ran several small businesses in the auto industry in Odebolt and Sac City, Iowa.
In 1980 he married Mary Jo who had three daughters, Jodi, Dana and Annie (Andrea) and moved to Lake View, Iowa, becoming the patriarch of the family. They also enjoyed spending weekends and eventually full time living in Okoboji, Iowa.
He retired from Mid States Equipment Company in 2006 and moved to Oshkosh, WI to be closer to grandkids and family. In 2012 they retired to warmer climates in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
He had many interests in life including hunting, fishing, boating, and snowmobiling. But he was probably best known for his passion and interest in the history of firearms in America.
Darrell was known for his faith, honesty, and trustworthiness. His legacy was his work ethic. He was meticulous in the jobs he did making sure to do them right the first time.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Douglas, and Doyle. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, his brother Dennis, sister-in-law, Deb Herrig; daughters Jodi Mancuso, Dana Gilman(Trent) and Andrea Easter(John Boetel); grandchildren Colton Wollesen, Jacob Gilman, Anthony Mancuso, Abigail Gilman and Mallory Mancuso; special nephews Dan Herrig (Carrie) and Jud Herrig, in addition to many other nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service is planned for July 2020 at Faith Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
Memorials can be made in Darrell’s honor at Arkansas Hospice or Arkansas Alzheimers.