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Darrell Harvey

October 11, 1952 — December 16, 2023




Born October 11, 1952, to Clarence Virgil and Opal Bernice (Blakley) Harvey, Darrell Lee Harvey grew up in Corning, Iowa and continued to grow and grow and grow until he was six and a half feet tall.  Darrel entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of seventy-one years.


He was a big guy with an even bigger heart.  He loved deeply; his family was his most treasured gift. Along with friends and neighbors and his faith. His biggest joys were spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He had a love of music although the laughter of his loved ones was always the sweetest of all.  Running errands took twice as long as a normal person because he needed to chat with everyone he met. There were no strangers to Darrell, and he always had a story to tell.


Darrell was a talented woodworker. Spending many hours in his “Château”.  His many joys came from working with his hands and making precious treasures for his family and friends. He would often talk about attending church and truly enjoyed helping at potlucks when he was able. There is so much more to say about Darrell, however, we’d be here all day, not that he would mind. He will be deeply missed!


Left to cherish Darrell’s memory is his wife Mary, daughter [Suzanne] Shannon (Donny) Harvey-Shannon, son Benjamin Joseph (Lauren) Harvey, son Chuck (April) Knowles, daughter Tina Knowles; grandchildren: “Buzz” Shelby Mullen (Jon), “Should a been” Aubrey Shannon (Jesse), “Lil’ Dimples” Karley Shannon (Anthony), “Uncle D” Dyllan Shannon, Nikolai, Felix, “Pickle” Stephanie Pollock (Tyler), “Doodle” Marti Knowles (Daniel), “Lil’ bit” Kasie Knowles; great-grandchildren: Quinn, Teagan, Aidan, Hera, Rhea, Nyx, Lydia, Houston, Stetson, Kadin, Daniel, Carson, Samantha; siblings: Frances (Ken) Van Laeke, Betty Damewood, Richard Harvey, Ruby Drottz, Cathy (Jim) Eggleston; His precious companion Wiley cat;

many, many special nieces, nephews and special friends. Somewhere over the rainbow we will find you.


Preceding Darrell in his next adventure, parents: Clarence and Opal Harvey; brother David Harvey, sisters: Carolyn Hollesen and Clara McKee. brothers-in-law: Dick McKee, Larry Damewood, and Carl Drottz; sister-in-law Jan Harvey; His very special companion Chewy, whom he loved dearly.

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