Darell Steven Golly, of Braham, died on Monday Jan. 27, 2020, at Walker Methodist Levande in Cambridge. He was 87 years old.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1932. to Harold and Helen (Schwinger) Golly in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He lived there with his family until he was 12 when they moved to the farm in Braham. He joined the Army when he was 19 and served for part of his enlistment in Germany. He returned to the area and was united in marriage to Donna Olson on July 21, 1956. He then settled down to raise his growing family on a farm near Braham. He was a welder by trade and worked for General Safety in North Branch for many years building fire trucks. He then worked for Arrow Tank in Cambridge until his retirement. He, his father, Harold and his son, John, farmed their land together for many years and he and his wife managed a small dairy herd.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Helen; son, John; and brother-in-law, Don Gries.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Randy (Joann) Golly, Deb (James) Shockman, Lois (Kenneth) O’Brien, D.J. (Christy) Golly and Kathy (Dave) Tomlinson; daughter-in-law, Linda Golly; brother, Wayne (Marlys) Golly; sister, Margie Gries; special cousin, Jane Golly Johnson; 16 grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Julie Beck officiating. Burial was in the Rice Lake Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.