Cover photo for Dale W. Darnall's Obituary
Dale W. Darnall Profile Photo
1930 Dale 2017

Dale W. Darnall

May 14, 1930 — December 7, 2017

Dale Wilbur Darnall of Eustis passed away at Cozad on December 7, 2017 after a 3 1/2 year battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 87. Dale was born May 14, 1930 south of Farnam, Nebraska to Wilbur and Emma (Klein) Darnall. The family moved to Eustis in 1937 where Dale attended school and graduated with the class of 1948. At the age of 13, Dale went to work at the Eustis Mercantile Co.'s Ford Garage. On December 3, 1948, Dale married Janice Jenkins. In 1963, he purchased John Wolf's share of the K.W. Motor Co. joining Elmer Ballheim in the business. Dale's youngest son Jay purchased Elmer's share of the business in 1983 and it was renamed D.J. Motors. Dale was an active member in his community. He served as a volunteer for Eustis Fire and Rescue for over 65 years. Through the years, he was involved with Scouting as the Cub Scout Master, was a member of the Eustis School Board, the Town Board, and a member of the Eustis Methodist Church. Dale loved to travel and along with his wife Janice, visited every town in Nebraska. Dale also enjoyed spending summer weekends at Plum Creek Reservoir with his family fishing and boating. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Bill, Glen and Clark. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Janice; children, Rick and wife Nancy of Irvine, CA, Gary and wife Kathy of New Berlin, WI, Bryan and wife Deb of Eustis, Brenda and husband Gary Davis of Farnam and Jay and wife Rita of Eustis; sister, Bonnie and husband Nicholas Casper of Lexington; 2 sister-in-law's, Norma Darnall of Farnam and Jean Darnall of Glasco, KS; 14 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Memorials are suggested to the Eustis Fire Department or Eustis Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Services will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Eustis with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Burial will follow at East Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be Sunday from 4 to 7 at the United Methodist Church in Eustis. Berryman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dale W. Darnall, please visit our flower store.

Guestbook

Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree