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Darrell Argotsinger
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    501 Weare Street
    Woodbine, IA 51579

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“Love you forever. Miss you. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Jamie Cohrs (Collins) - Glenwood, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Dale Becker - Polson, MT - Friend

“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. Jan ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jan Soukup - The Villages, FL

“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...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Sandee Faircloth-Hill - Meridian, ID

“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...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Donna (Mann) Barry - IA - Friend

“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....Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Alan/Judy Whitmore - Muscatine, IA

“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...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Ralph & Jeanelle Barry - Pharr,, TX

“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...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Bill & Diana Hutcheson - Friend

“So Very Sorry Prayers Love & Hugs ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Patty & Tom Niedermyer NIEDERMYER - IA

“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...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara (Nielsen) Darrington - MO

“So sorry for your loss. They gave me a childhood that I would not have had otherwise. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Barb Koch - Albert City, IA

“Lynn, Gary, Randy and families. So sorry about hearing about your Dad's passing. May God bless all of you. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“Argotsinger family--I think all of my memories of church growing up include an Argotsinger... Darrell and Mary were pivotal people in those memories...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Marilyn (Nielsen) Standerford - NE

“Our deepest condolences! Darrell has been of great help to us at various times and we are very grateful. Great man! ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Holthe - Logan, IA

“Randy, very sorry to hear of your loss. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Marthann Kohl-Fuhs - Defiance, IA

“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...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Tom and Nancy Faircloth - UT

“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...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Timm (Hull) - IA - Friend

“Precious memories of him and church ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: christine dugdale - IA

“So sorry for your families loss. He was a good man. He is now with Mary watching over all of you. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: pennyH kill - kansas city, KS


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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.