Darrel M. Dankert
  • Born on: May 7, 1936
  • Departed on: October 28, 2017
  • Resided in: Cedar Rapids, IA

Darrel M. Dankert

Darrel M. Dankert passed on Saturday October 28th at the Oldorf Hospice House.  The service will be Monday November 6th at 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church 1000 3rd Ave. SE  Family will be available at 10:00 on Nov. 6th.  

He was born in Omaha, NE. on May 7th, 1936.  He attended Benson High School, and then went to Iowa State University and graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1960. He then moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to begin his career at Collins Radio.  He retired from Rockwell International after 34 years of service in 1994.  

He is survived by his wife Sandra, whom he married in 1964, two sons John and Mike (Heather), a brother, Bill (Mary Ann), sister Carol, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Darrel had many hobbies and interests including music - especially Beethoven’s Ninth, gardening, cooking and taking naps.  He and Sandra enjoyed traveling to South Padre Island for 12 years, throughout southwestern U.S. , Canada and Lake Vermilion, MN.  Recently, he and Sandra have enjoyed life at Meth-Wick Community, in particular Men’s Coffee where he was known as the Mayor.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Mercy Hospital and the Oldorf Hospice House for their loving care and support of Darrel and his family.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Meth-Wick Community or Oldorf Hospice House.
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