Darel Eugene Oslund, age 78, of Willmar formerly of Lake Lillian passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday, July 18, 2019. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blomkest Baptist Church in Blomkest with Jeff Schmitz officiating the service. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial is in the Christina Cemetery in rural Lake Lillian. Arrangements are by K-M Funeral Home in Lake Lillian.
Darel Eugene Oslund was born on July 23, 1940 at his home in rural Lake Lillian to Rueben and Hattie (Garberich) Oslund. He grew up on the family farm north of Lake Lillian; where he attended country school and the Atwater High School. After high school, he worked alongside his parents on the family farm. Darel married Cheryl Wilson on July 2, 1960 at the Svea Lutheran Church. Darel and Cheryl made their home in Lake Lillian. Darel was a milk hauler for the Lake Lillian Co-op Creamery. His carpentry skills were utilized in agriculture and residential construction around the Lake Lillian area. Darel also took pride in his carpentry experience with Lunda Construction Company in the Twin Cities. His farming skills were also used for many years with the Luverne Peterson family. Deer and pheasant hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, bowling and pool league were among his favorite hobbies. Johnny Cash was a must for Darel to listen to along with driving his Ford vehicles fast and strawberry malts. His family remembers his dry sense of humor, his kind heart of always lending a helping hand and his pride for his family. In 1992 Darel experienced a heart attack resulting in a traumatic brain injury and transitioned to the care of Supportive Lifestyles. Their call of duty went above and beyond with compassion, love and dedication.
Darel is survived by Cheryl Oslund; daughter, Gwen (Mike) Krebsbach of Willmar; son, Terry Oslund of Lake Lillian; granddaughters, Shanna Krebsbach and Kendra Jo (Josh) Hagstrom; and sister, Donnice Hauer. Darel is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Muriel Kaderabek, Lois Harding and Verneice Thode; brothers: Howard Oslund, Raymond Oslund, Delton Oslund and Delvin Oslund.
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