Darrel Dean Hukriede

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Darrel Dean Hukriede, 79, of Republic, Mo., passed away on October 28, 2018, surrounded by the love of his family at the Republic Nursing and Rehab Home.

Darrel was born in Purdy, Mo., to William and Leora Hukriede on January 16, 1939. He graduated from Purdy High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He proudly served and retired after 22 years of service.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards and cutting firewood, but what he loved most was teasing and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Carol Hukriede; his sister, Rosalie (Bill) Gray; his children, Terry (Julie) Hukriede, Susan (Kelvin) Shaw, and Denise (Brad) Anderson; his beloved grandchildren, Megan (John) Engle, Katelyn (Derek) Milberg, Daniel (Lisa) Shaw, Taylor Anderson, and Alyson Shaw; and great-grandchildren, Peyton and Reagan Engle, Everett Shaw and Greyson Milberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Leora Hukriede; a brother, Carl; and a sister, Lorena.

A private gathering for the family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, 3645 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65807.

Family and friends may share online condolences at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com