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Darel Matthew Secrist
October 15, 1966 – November 21, 2018
Darel Secrist, 52, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018, from injuries received in an auto accident.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Interment will be private at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery. Friends called from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the Goettsch Funeral Home. Pastors Steve Dornbusch and Rodney Blumel officiated at the services.
Darel is survived by his wife, Laura; four children, Kiana, Kylee, Seth and Elijah; his mother, Donna (Dale Jr.) Condry; two brothers, Darin (Karen) Secrist, and David (Sarah) Secrist; his step-grandmother, Ardith Condry; a step-sister, Holly (Jeff) Chittick; a step-sister-in-law, Libby (Ty) Hess; his mother and father-in-law, Steve and Kathy Dornbusch; a brother-in-law, Jason Dornbusch. He was preceded in death by his father, Mike Secrist in 1998
Darel Matthew Secrist was born October 15, 1966, at John McDonald Hospital, Monticello. He was the son of Michael and Donna (Remington) Secrist. Darel graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools with the class of 1985. He continued his education at Wartburg College in Waverly graduating in 1989. After graduating from Wartburg, Darel worked with his father in Secrist Construction and continued the business following his father’s death.
Darel and his family are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa, where Darel was extremely active in countless activities, serving as council president on multiple occasions and for multiple years. He continually volunteered his carpentry and building expertise to help with church projects, as well as volunteer year after year to lead youth mission trips and teaching in the WD4 youth programs.
Darel’s main hobby was his cows. He loved every facet of raising his black angus herd and was sought after by other cattle producers to A-I their cows. He was a member of the Angus Association. He also coached several sports for kids in the community.
But, Darel’s main love and devotion was saved for family, each of whom he treasured deeply. He will be greatly missed.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 29 November 2018

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