Pierson, Iowa – Darrell W. Linton, 84, of Pierson, Iowa passed away Thursday October 31, 2019 at Whispering Creek in Sioux City. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Rev. Darla Rock will officiate. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, Pierson, Iowa. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday November 5, 2019, with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday prior to the funeral service. Expressions of sympathy may be shared through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com
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Darrell was born on September 30, 1935 in Onawa, Iowa to William and Edna (Lundy) Linton. He grew up in the Greenville area of Sioux City. Darrell enlisted in the US Army in March of 1953 and served 3 years as a heavy machine mechanic.
He married Carol Weinreich on June 27, 1970 in North Sioux City, SD. They made their home in rural Pierson. Darrell worked at Swift Independent Packing until his retirement in 1986. In his retirement he worked several part time jobs including truck diving and the local elevators. He enjoyed camping and was a 33 year member of the American Legion Harrison F. Pederson Post #291.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sons; Mike (Jenny) Linton of Sioux City, Dale Olson and his special friend Rhonda of Lawton, Darwin (Judy) Olson of Le Mars, Devin (Katie) Olson of Rock Rapids and daughter Jeanette (Chris) Beekman of Pierson, 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, brother; Larry (Janice) Linton of Enterprise, KS, sisters; Donna Fegley of Whiting, IA, Norma Fuentes of Sioux City, Joyce Linton of Sioux City, and Dolly Scarbo of Arizona.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister; Ilene.