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Darrell Schultz, 80

Darrell Schultz, 80, Osakis, passed away on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 at Community Memorial Home.

On November 16, 1933, a baby boy was born to Lester and Pearl (Anderson) Schultz in Leslie Township, Todd County. They named him Darrell LeRoy. He grew up on the family farm and attended Osakis High School, graduating with the Class of 1952.

On May 1, 1954 he was united in marriage to Beverly Christensen at Osakis Lutheran Church.

He was an active lifetime member of Osakis Lutheran Church and had served on the church board.

Darrell loved farming and country life and he was able to make it his lifes work. He and Beverly operated a dairy farm for many years in Leslie Township, Todd County. As time and hard work took its physical toll, Darrell finally sold the herd of milking cows and focused more on crop farming.

Besides his love of family and farming, Darrell also enjoyed many activities. He was an avid bowler and belonged to bowling leagues for years. He looked forward to deer hunting each fall and going golfing each summer. He loved to ride snowmobiles and go motorcycling. Indoor sports included playing many games of pool or Ping-Pong with family and friends. He especially enjoyed time with his grandkids.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Beverly Schultz of Osakis; three children, Deb Dowell of Osakis, Peggy Vandevender of Avon and Larry (Kelly) Schultz of Alexandria; six grandchildren and one great-grandson; two sisters, Lorraine (Maurice Johnson of St. Bonifacius, and Lavonne (Bob) Haburn of Osakis; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Michael Haburn.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at Osakis Lutheran Church with the Rev. Don Resig officiating. Musicians were Pat Converse and Dana Hetland. Interment was at Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Leslie Township with honorary casket bearers being his granddaughters, Jennie Dowell, Pamela Nelson and Megan Schultz, and a great-grandson, Joshua Scepaniak. Active bearers were his three grandsons, Connor and Justin Schultz and James Vandevender, along with Bruce Sadlemeyer, Chub Hensley and LeRoy Zabel.

Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis;