Darrell Argotsinger

  • Died: November 18, 2016
  • Location: Woodbine, Iowa

Fouts Funeral Home

501 Normal St
Woodbine, IA 51579

Tel. (712) 647-2221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Darrell LaVerne Argotsinger was born December 16, 1923, to Glenn and Viola (McIntosh) Argotsinger in Dow City, Iowa. He was raised near Dow City and graduated from Dow City High School. After his graduation he farmed with his dad. Darrell met his future wife, Mary Young, at church and on August 27, 1944, the two were married at the Woodbine Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Darrell worked as a lineman until he was electrocuted in 1949. He then went to work for International Moline Tractor in Woodbine and Dow Ford in Logan. Darrell was elected the Harrison County Clerk and did this for many years. After leaving county government he worked for IDS Financial Planning in Omaha. He was elected county clerk again and worked there until his retirement. Of all of the positions that Darrell held, the one most dear to him was being the pastor at the Woodbine and Logan RLDS Churches. Darrell was a Patriarch Evangelist in the church. Mary died on April 10, 2016, after 72 years of marriage.

Darrell was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and most recently a member of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Missouri Valley. He enjoyed all sports ~ particularly baseball. His favorite team to watch was the Atlanta Braves. He also enjoyed going to the activities that his kids and grandkids were involved in. Darrell loved his church and his family.

Darrell died on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 92 years, 11 months, and two days.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Argotsinger; brother, Kenneth Argotsinger and sister, Verdine Reed. He is survived by his four children, Lynn (Pam) Argotsinger of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Gary (Vicki) Argotsinger of Woodbine, Iowa, Randy (Sally) Argotsinger of Urbandale, Iowa, Lu Ann (Eric) Pendleton of Tampa, Florida; 13 grandchildren; 22+ great grand-children; and many other relatives and friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Love you forever. Miss you.

Posted by A friend   October 04, 2017

So so sorry for your loss and my delay. I know that heaven gained a wonderful being as he left such a big mark on my life; he confirmed me, taught me many strong principles, and how to pray with unwavering faith especially during life's trials. I am so grateful for his devotion to his faith and family. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Posted by Jamie Cohrs (Collins) - Glenwood, IA - Family Friend   December 05, 2016

We were saddened to hear of Darrell's passing. Over the years, he and Mary were always good friends of my parents and me. After My mother's passing, I tried always stopped by to visit them whenever I was in Woodbine, and Mary would often send cookies with me when I left. I was already looking forward to seeing them again the next time I came to Iowa, but that is not to be. I will think of both Mary and Darrell often though, especially when I drive past their house, and I will miss them. My kindest and most sincere thoughts go out to their children, grandchildren and other family members.

Posted by Dale Becker - Polson, MT - Friend   December 02, 2016


Sorry for your loss. I know how difficult this is for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Jan Soukup - The Villages, FL - Family Friend   December 01, 2016

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. It is so difficult to lose your parents. I have such deeet memories of visiting with all of you during our summer visits while growing up, however my favorite memory was during a visit your parents made to Oregon to visit mom and dad. They came to Idaho and spent the night at my home. I wanted Aunt Mary and Uncle Darrel to sleep in my room so they would their own private restroom,..so about a half hour after they retired for the night, we hear these loud giggles and Uncle Darrel says "Mary, will you hold still and quit laughing?" What I didn't tell you was that our bed was a waterbed, and Uncle Darrel told her she was making him seasick!

Posted by Sandee Faircloth-Hill - Meridian, ID - Family   November 23, 2016

To the Argotsinger family- I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were such a great asset to Woodbine and to the whole area. Thank you for sharing them. May God's love surround you all.

Posted by Donna (Mann) Barry - Council Bluffs, IA - Friend   November 21, 2016

I sure hate the thought of a very good fellow passing. This MAN an his family an I go back along ways. I think he was one of the best to be a friend. Also there was a very FINE FAMILY that gave Darrall an Mary all the support they needed. Deepest sorrows an Take care. AL/Judy Whitmore Muscatine Iowa

Posted by Alan/Judy Whitmore - Muscatine, IA - Friend   November 20, 2016

Our sympathy to your whole family. We enjoyed your folks friendship for many years. Darrell is with his Mary, and they are both safe in the arms of Jesus. Our best to you.

Posted by Ralph & Jeanelle Barry - Pharr,, TX - Friend   November 20, 2016

To the Family,
Our sincere condolences are extended to you at this difficult time. A good man, he will be missed by many. He and Mary set the bar high as an example of a loyal marriage. They are together again in God's house!

Bill and Diana Hutcheson

Posted by Bill & Diana Hutcheson - Friend   November 20, 2016

So Very Sorry
Prayers Love & Hugs

Posted by Patty & Tom Niedermyer NIEDERMYER - Magnolia, IA   November 20, 2016

Thoughts and condolences on the passing of a great man. Darrell performed our marriage ceremony some 38 years ago. He was very much a part of my formative years as I grew in relationship with the Divine. A good family friend and spiritual man.

One of my favorite memories happened one year at reunion when Darrell was out playing volleyball with a bunch of us teenagers. I think I was a little in awe of his skill.

Prayers for your family at this time of mixed sadness at his loss and joy at his going "home:.

Posted by Barbara (Nielsen) Darrington - Independence, MO - Friend   November 19, 2016

So sorry for your loss. They gave me a childhood that I would not have had otherwise.

Posted by Barb Koch - Albert City, IA - Family Friend   November 19, 2016

Lynn, Gary, Randy and families. So sorry about hearing about your Dad's passing. May God bless all of you.

Posted by Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA - Friend   November 19, 2016

Argotsinger family--
I think all of my memories of church growing up include an Argotsinger... Darrell and Mary were pivotal people in those memories and the shaping of my faith.
My favorite "non-church" memory of Darrell was in 1975 when the cost of a can of pop went up to 25cents. I was working at Bud's Sinclair, and Darrell swore "he'd never pay a quarter for a can of pop!". Well, we all know how that ended up.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. Through everything, he has been a pillar of strength for so many. He is reunited with so many friends, and family, and his ultimate goal of being with God.
You are all in my prayers, and thoughts at this time...
Love and prayers--
Marilyn (Nielsen) Standerford

Posted by Marilyn (Nielsen) Standerford - Omaha, NE - Friend   November 19, 2016

Our deepest condolences! Darrell has been of great help to us at various times and we are very grateful. Great man!

Posted by Barbara Holthe - Logan, IA - Family   November 19, 2016


Randy, very sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs - Defiance, IA - Friend   November 19, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family. What an amazing man and amazing life! He will be missed and remembered as one of the very special people in our lives. Rest In Peace Uncle Darrell.

Posted by Tom and Nancy Faircloth - Salt Lake City, UT - Family   November 19, 2016

Lynn, Gary, Randy, and LuAnn,
Your parents were an inspiration to all. I am not surprised they went so closely together. Hold onto the memories and the fact that a piece of them lives on in all of you and yours. God Bless you. Carol

Posted by Carol Timm (Hull) - Council Bluffs, IA - Friend   November 19, 2016


Precious memories of him and church

Posted by christine dugdale - Missouri Valley, IA   November 18, 2016

So sorry for your families loss. He was a good man. He is now with Mary watching over all of you.

Posted by pennyH kill - kansas city, KS   November 18, 2016