Darrell D. Waggoner, age 89, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Monday, December 8, 2014 at Avera Yankton Care Center.
Funeral services are 2:00 PM, on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Tim Lange officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with military honors provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791, SD Army National Guard and Patriot Guard. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday.
Pallbearers are Erick, Darby, Brady, Dylan and Matt Waggoner and Ryan Rosin.
Darrell was born February 17, 1925 in Hartington, Nebraska to Ross and Ilda (Wilcox) Waggoner. He graduated from Hartington High School in 1943. Darrell joined the United States Army in 1945 and was stationed in Korea during the end of World War II. He served as a Corporal in the 32nd Infantry and was honorably discharged in 1947. After the service, Darrell farmed with his Dad southwest of Hartington. On June 19, 1951, he married Janet Walsh. After their marriage, they lived in Yankton and Darrell worked for Mean's Dry Cleaners, Drier Creamery and Clem's Goodyear. In 1954, Darrell and Aldy Lowe partnered up and established Aldy and Wag's Conoco. Then in 1958 they purchased the Firestone Tire Store and called it Aldy and Wag's Firestone. In 1961, the Waggoner's moved to Hartington and opened Cy and Wags Chevrolet which later became Waggoner Chevrolet. Darrell sold the business in 1969 and moved back to Yankton where he started Champion Service Station. He continued selling cars with Fred Orwig Ford in Hartington until he retired. Darrell was active with the Hartington Saddle Club and was also a lifetime member of the Yankton VFW Post. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, boating and camping with his family. Darrell also enjoyed watching baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Janet Waggoner of Yankton; four sons: Terry (Sandy) Waggoner of Omaha, NE, Wayne (Pat) Waggoner of Apple Valley, MN, Kevin (Jeanette) Waggoner of Prior Lake, MN and Richard Waggoner of Lakeville, MN; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Clarence "Shorty", James and Eugene Waggoner; and three sisters: Velma Young, Verla Waggoner and Vera Benesh.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Janet & Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers, especially thru the holiday season.
Patty (Stevens) Ticknor
Kevin and family,
we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jeff and Jane Bochman
I am sorry to hear of Wags passing. You have my deepest sympathy. I have lots of good memories from growing up in Hartington. Please extend my sympathy to Wayne, and the rest of the family.You are all in my prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear about Darrell. We sure used to have a lot of fun back in the old ASB/First Dakota days, didn't we? I will be praying for you and your family. It's always hard to lose someone, but I think it is especially hard this time of year. May the Lord comfort you and your family.
Pat (Christensen) Nichelson
Janet and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jan I would also like to thank-you again for all the times you helped me with information when you work at the Bank. Kevin I'm also remembering the opportunity you gave me to be of service to you when you had the business at Aten. May the Peace of God be with all the family
Janet & family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. At this time it is the memories we have that help us get through along with our family. May you have many good memories and the blessings of our Lord and Savior. Love to all of you.
Steven & Marsha Conner
Janet and family,
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for allowing us to care for him. It was our privilege. My deepest sympathy.
Janet and Family,
I worked with Wag at Orwig Ford in Hartington, He was such a fun person to be around, had many a good laugh with him. Our sympathy and prayers are with you at this time.
Linda & Gary Burns
Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We shared a lot of fun memories with Darrell. He had a way of lighting up the room when he entered. Roger "Jigsy" and Bette Merkel
Roger and Bette Merkel
Janet and family:
I am sorry to hear of this just today. Know that we are thinking about you and your family at this time. You have our sympathy. We played a lot of cards games together
Ken & Cheri Hintz
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