Darrell Dean Brown, 80, Hills, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A private family graveside memorial service was Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Hills.
Darrell Brown was born on May 17, 1940, to Darold Brown and Helen (Stanton) Hoffman in Iowa City, Iowa. He grew up in Hills and graduated from Hills High School in 1959.
In 1961 he married Marie Hiney at Valley Springs Lutheran Church in Valley Springs, South Dakota. They lived in Valley Springs for a year, then moved to Sioux Falls for four years, and have lived in Hills for over 54 years.
Darrell worked for John Morrell for 32 years and then for 12 years for the Luverne Public Schools as a custodian.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. He served on the Hills Fire Department for 21 years. In his earlier years he enjoyed square-dancing with his wife and friends. He also enjoyed going on short trips and was a loyal Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was known for his good sense of humor.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Marie Brown, of Hills; three children, Darrell (Cindy) Brown of Sioux Falls, Shelly (Vince) Swenson of Luverne, and Sandra Brown of Mankato; four grandchildren, Casey (Lindsey) Swenson of Brandon, South Dakota, Katie (Jesse) Petersen of Luverne, Cameo (Chris) Kolhoff of Sioux Falls, and Cody (Lexi) Kelly of Sioux Falls; nine great-grandchildren; six siblings, Wayne (Marilyn) Brown of Phoenix, Arizona, Bruce (Donna) Hoffman of Sioux Falls, Dennis (Stacey) York Hoffman of Spring Valley, Linda (Charlie) Chada of Albert City, Iowa, Sandy Brown of Havelock, Iowa, and Darold Brown of Pocahontas, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepparents, Darold and Phyllis Brown and Walter and Helen Hoffman; one sister, Sherry Buysse; and three brothers, Ken Hoffman, Charles Hoffman and Terry Brown.
Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, jurrensfuneralhome.com.