William “Bill” Earl Darrah, 82, of Corydon, passed away on Aug. 15, 2019, at Corydon Specialty Care.
Bill was born to Carl and Margaret (Kinser) Darrah on July 8, 1937, in Corydon. He grew up in Corydon, graduating from Corydon High School in 1955. On Jan. 20, 1957, Bill was united in marriage to Ola “Jan” Etta Smith. To this union, two children were born, a daughter Penny and a son Carl.
Bill moved to Aurora, Ill., upon graduation. Jan joined him in 1957. They lived in Aurora until 1971. At which time they moved back to Corydon. They were members of First Baptist Church in Corydon. When they first moved back Bill worked for Jones Dairy. He also worked for Shivvers for six years. Bill joined ISU Utility in 1978 as district serviceman and worked there until retirement. He enjoyed playing card games, especially SkipBo and Solitaire, attending Old Settlers, going to the local coffeeshop and woodworking.
Survivors include his daughter Penny (Bob) Runberg Cumberland, Wisc., son Carl Darrah (friend Lavon Lavely) Albia; grandchildren: Joshua (Theresa) McBroom Oakdale Minn., Riley Darrah Ames, Madison Darrah Albia, Christopher Runberg Apple River, Ill., Travis Runberg Cumberland, Wisc., Brady Tennis Ottumwa, Jordan Tennis Ankeny; great-grandchildren, Grace and Carter McBroom; sisters, Nancy Martinez and Darla (Raymond) Nickell, brothers Paul (Edie) Darrah and Ron (Connie) Darrah; and numerous extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jan; and brother, Jerry Darrah.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Corydon with the Rev. Daniel Palmer officiating. Interment will be at the Corydon Cemetery following services. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon.