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Darrell W. Watson

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Darrell W. Watson, 81, of Le Mars, formerly of Fort Madison, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Darrell Wayne Watson was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Fort Madison, the son of Walter and Hattie (Wood) Watson. He received his primary education in Fort Madison and graduated from Ft. Madison High School in 1948. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, Darrell was in California and met Marianne Rountree. They were united in marriage July 10, 1954 in Belleville, Ill. In 1961, Darrell and Marianne lived in Florida for a few years prior to moving to Fort Madison. Darrell was employed with the Schaeffer Pen Company for a time before taking a position with Chevron Oil. He retired from Chevron in 1986. Darrell enjoyed playing cards, bingo, fishing, and watching John Wayne movies. Darrell was a loving father to Tim and devoted to his wife Marianne. In recent years he was able to share many hours with his grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Tim and his wife, Kim, of Le Mars; grandsons, Connor and Noah Watson and Ben White; a sister, Norma Shultz of Iowa City; nephews Jack Shultz and his wife, Jane, of Iowa City, and Dave Shultz and his wife, Emily, of Iowa City, IA; a niece Stefanie (Shultz) Swails and her husband Keith, of Iowa City and Rita (Mildenstien) Shultz, wife of Gary Shultz, of Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marianne on Dec. 31, 2005; and a nephew, Gary Schultz. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com
Darrell W. Watson, 81, of Le Mars, formerly of Fort Madison, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars.

Darrell Wayne Watson was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Fort Madison, the son of Walter and Hattie (Wood) Watson. He received his primary education in Fort Madison and graduated from Ft. Madison High School in 1948.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, Darrell was in California and met Marianne Rountree. They were united in marriage July 10, 1954 in Belleville, Ill.

In 1961, Darrell and Marianne lived in Florida for a few years prior to moving to Fort Madison. Darrell was employed with the Schaeffer Pen Company for a time before taking a position with Chevron Oil. He retired from Chevron in 1986.

Darrell enjoyed playing cards, bingo, fishing, and watching John Wayne movies.

Darrell was a loving father to Tim and devoted to his wife Marianne. In recent years he was able to share many hours with his grandchildren.

He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Tim and his wife, Kim, of Le Mars; grandsons, Connor and Noah Watson and Ben White; a sister, Norma Shultz of Iowa City; nephews Jack Shultz and his wife, Jane, of Iowa City, and Dave Shultz and his wife, Emily, of Iowa City, IA; a niece Stefanie (Shultz) Swails and her husband Keith, of Iowa City and Rita (Mildenstien) Shultz, wife of Gary Shultz, of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marianne on Dec. 31, 2005; and a nephew, Gary Schultz.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com