Darhld D. Dimmel — Austin

AUSTIN — A memorial service for Darhld D. Dimmel will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Austin, with the Rev. Jon Bitter officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin, with American Legion Post 91 providing military rites.

Mr. Dimmel, 89, formerly of Austin, died Sept. 2, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Mason City, Iowa.

Darhld Donald Dimmel was born May 19, 1919, in rural Waseca, Minn. He married Edna Mae Schneider on Oct. 31, 1939, in Elysian, Minn. They made their home in Austin until moving to Bella Vista, Ark. In 2000, they returned to Austin and later moved to Northwood, Iowa. Mr. Dimmel was employed by Hormel Foods Corp. for 39 years. A lifelong member of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, he belonged to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Austin. He was also a member of American Legion Post 91 and enjoyed golf.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Donald (Karen) of Prescott, Ariz.; three daughters, Judith (Larry) Jorgensen of Northwood, Daralyn (Mark) Bobbitt of Santa Fe, N.M., and Kathryn (Donald) Yous of Austin, Texas; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four brothers, Elmer (Marilyn) of Austin, Ross of Seattle, Loren of St. Peter, Minn., and Earl of Faribault, Minn.; and two sisters, Myrles (Donald) Ferch of Austin and Belva Brown of Faribault. He was preceded in death by his wife, in 2005, a brother and a sister.

Friends may call a half-hour before the service at the church.


Memorials are preferred to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements.

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