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Darrell “Daizy” Edward Snidarich

01/17/1947 - 06/03/2018

Darrell “Daizy” E. Snidarich, 71, lifelong resident of Virginia, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Essentia Health in Virginia. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Range Funeral Home at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Pastor Erik Roth will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Virginia Honor Guard. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Darrell Edward Snidarich was born January 17, 1947, the first born to Edward A. and Helen I (Hytonen) Snidarich. He graduated college from Staples as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Darrell served as a wrecker driver in Vietnam from 1969-1970, retrieving jeeps, tanks, and army equipment. During his time in the service, he received Good Conduct Medal, Pvt Aus Vietnam, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (2 bronze service stars), Expert Badge Riflery, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon. Darrell worked as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Virginia until he suffered an aneurism at the age of 55 which caused him to retire from the city. He was the official greeter at Edgewood Vista, always by the front door offering a smile and conversation.

Darrell put everyone else ahead of himself. He loved his friends and would do anything asked for them and was always on the “hunt” for a deal for everyone. He never stayed at any one place for very long, he was always on the move. His mother said when he was born “If you blinked, he was gone”, and that never changed as he got older. He never complained no matter the problems or pain.

Darrell enjoyed fishing, smelting, boating, hunting, and polka music. He helped out in the kitchen at the American Legion in Virginia on Burger Day for many years and at the Lion’s Den for the Land of the Loon.

He was a member of the American Legion in Virginia, the Moose Lodge in Virginia, Virginia Lions Club, Range Polka Club Inc., VFW Post #1172 on Eveleth. Darrell was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #49, as well as AFSCME Local #454 of Virginia.

Darrell had a very subtle sense of humor and didn’t have to say much to get the point across.

Thank you to the staff at Edgewood for taking such good care of Darrell.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Irene Snidarich; sister, Cheryl (Gustav) Josephson; brothers, Mark (Debbie) and Johnny (Samantha) Snidarich; sons, Darren (Melissa) and Daniel (Shawn) Snidarich; grandchildren, Garett, Drayke, and Cole; and the many many friends that he leaves behind and have gone before him

9 thoughts on “Darrell “Daizy” Edward Snidarich”

  1. Cathy Manseau Burton says:

    RIP Daizy. You were always a favorite classmate of mine. I will remember your sense of humor, your gentle ways, and your kindness.
    My sincerest sympathy to your family.

  2. Alan Ollila says:

    Cheryl and Gus,
    Please, accept Sue’s and my deepest condolences for your loss of Darrell. May God bless him and keep him at peace for an eternity.

  3. Mike Kokal says:

    RIP.Darrell we downed many a brew together. back when see you in about 25 years

  4. Tracy (Fleetwood) Ketterling says:

    I have very good thoughts and memories of Darryl. I would like to share one. My mom was a widow for many years and when she did remarry it was to someone that wasn’t in great health. Because of these two factors, she shoveled her own sidewalk/ parking spot. She was always very thankful when Darryl was plowing as he never left a windrow for her to break away and shovel. He was always thinking of others and once in a while would back his plow up and remove most of the snow out of the way for parking.
    Praying that the family turns to the One who is the Giver of Peace and Comfort.

  5. Tom & Cathy Lautigar says:

    So very sorry. We always stopped to visit with him when we went to visit my mom at Edgewood. We were wondering where he was Monday when he wasn’t sitting on his corner. We will miss him. Rest In Peace!

  6. karen l carlson says:

    Darrell was a great guy! He helped a lot of people and had a terrific sense of humor and a quick wit. He was very special to me. He will be missed by so many people.
    Rest in peace, Darrell. Keep watch over us.

  7. John Johnson says:

    I always envied Darrell for his humor and easy social interactions. He seemed to know everyone and had kind words mixed with humorous greetings for all. He had a gift for making people comfortable . He was special.

  8. Jeanne Cadeau Aho says:

    I am so sorry. I found out too late that the funeral was today. I worked with Darrell and planned to attend. We always got along. He was a big goofball and I will miss seeing him. I was saddened to hear he died.

  9. Judy Mattson ( Paulson) says:

    He was a good friend. A freind in need he was indeed!

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06/08/2018 at 11:00 AM
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 am