SPENCER – Darrel Richard Forslund, Sr. was born on September 26, 1940 in Hollywood CA, firstborn to Richard and Ruth (Larson) Forslund. He grew up in Fort Dodge and graduated from FDSH in 1959. He married Julie Fishel on August 26, 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. After a few years in the Air Force serving as a B52 tail gunner stationed in Rapid City, SD, the couple returned to Iowa. They spent most of their 52-year marriage in the Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Spencer areas.

Darrel passed away at the age of 73 on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

Darrel is survived by his wife, Julie, Spencer; son, Dr. Darrel (Sandi) Forslund, Spencer; daughter, Stacy (Dennis) Ratashak, Mitchellville; son, Rod Forslund, Chicago; daughter, Stephanie (Paul) Hamilton, Ankeny; his grandchildren: Amanda Condra, Erik, Luke, David and Daniel Forslund, Brianna, Brett and Chad (Teresa) Ratashak, Jake and Madi Heidick; brother, Charles Forslund, Sioux City; sister, Sharon (Terry) Klinger, Boone: other relatives and many friends.