Cover photo for Darrell Ogburn's Obituary
Darrell Ogburn Profile Photo
1929 Darrell 2016

Darrell Ogburn

October 4, 1929 — August 26, 2016

Darrell Raymond Ogburn, son of Harold Gail and Frances Claudine (Chappell) Ogburn, was born October 4, 1929, in Corning, Iowa. Darrell entered eternal rest on Friday, August 26, 2016, at his home in rural Adams County, Iowa, at the age of eighty-six years, ten months, and twenty-two days.
Darrell was an Adams County resident all of his life, except for a short time spent in Ohio during the 1930’s. He graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1947. Following graduation, Darrell went to work for the C.B. Q. Railroad, where he worked until 1972. He was united in marriage to Eleanor Marie Maeder on July 28, 1952, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Corning, Iowa. Three children would bless this union: Angela, Kathryn, and Bill. Darrell served in the Iowa National Guard from 1947 to 1959. After working on the railroad, Darrell engaged in farming near Mt. Etna, Iowa.
Darrell had many interests. He was secretary for his bowling league for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as raising and showing purebred rabbits. Darrell sold seed corn for 30 years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Most important to Darrell was his family, and he was extremely fond of his two grandchildren, Alyssa and Tyler. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Darrell’s memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Eleanor, Corning, Iowa, daughter, Kathy Ogburn, Waterloo, Iowa, son Bill (Katrina) Ogburn, Corning, Iowa, two grandchildren Alyssa Ogburn, Corning, Iowa, and Tyler (Hanna) Ogburn, Corning, Iowa, brother Darwin Ogburn, Godfrey, Illinois, sister Sharon (Dick) Killmon, Afton, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Darrell in death were his parents, daughter Angela Ogburn, and sister Phyllis Yearington.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Darrell Ogburn, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, August 29, 2016

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center - Corning

701 7th Street, Corning, IA 50841

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

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