Darrell C. Mindrup, 87, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on February 12, 2016 at the Banner Hospice Hospital.  He was born on May 25, 1928, son of Herman and Mary Mindrup, in Nokomis, Illinois.  Darrell worked at the Barnstable Feed & Hatchery before joining the Army in 1950.  After the service, he worked at the Nokomis Grain Elevator until his retirement in 1992, and then moved to Sun City.

Darrell was known as a hard-working man, always ready to help anyone whether they asked or not. He loved his family and will always be remembered for the stories he told, his infectious laugh, warm hugs and words of encouragement and advice. He enjoyed watching baseball and football, and was a fan of Nascar's Ken Schrader. He will be greatly missed by the many who loved him.

  Surviving are his wife Norine of Sun City; daughters: Mary Anne Johnson of Tovey, IL; Margie Taylor of Ft. Worth, TX; Gloria Twitty of Nokomis; Kathy Astle of Canada; Heather Roye and Angela Waters of Arizona; sons, Lee Sutherland of Arizona, and Steve Sutherland of California; brother, Russell Mindrup and brother-in-law Lester Bruns, both of Nokomis; 30 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, John and Pete Mindrup, sister, Doris Bruns and grandchild, Jonathan Sutherland.

  Services will be held on March 5th, 2016 in Sun City, AZ.  A Celebration of Life will be planned in Nokomis at a later date.

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