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Darrel J. Annen passed away on Father’s Day, June 21, 2020 peacefully with his family by his side at the Hemingford Community Care Center.  He was born on October 16,1936 to John and Gertie (Summers) Annen.

He joined the Army on February 7, 1956 and to his dismay, he was assigned to the “Grand Old Guard,” instead of heavy equipment.  He was honorably discharged on February 6, 1958.  He married Janice Bussen on September 19, 1959 and to this union were born John and Lori.  Darrel was a wheat farmer and raised sheep for many years south of Hemingford with his family.  In the early 1980’s he moved his family to west of Hemingford where his father and mother had lived raising wheat, corn and beans.  He had belonged to the Hemingford Volunteer Fire Department in his younger years.  He was also a board member of Farmer’s Co-op.  He would lend a helping hand to anyone in need and was always willing to braid a rope that same night for someone that needed a pull. 

Darrel will be greatly missed by his son John (Carolyn), daughter Lori; grandkids and great grandkids, Melissa Annen ~Kinzee, Madison and Payton Swanson; Mandy (Kyle) Brice ~ Randie and Aiden Brice; Ryan (Katie) Dannar ~ Branson, Declan and Quinn Dannar.  Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive him.

He is at peace in the presence of his family which has gone before him including his mother, father, an infant child; sisters Ruth, Margaret and Gladys and brother Darwin, son-in-law Randy Dannar and an infant great grandchild Jake.

Per his request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.  He will be laid to rest with his wife in a private ceremony at a later date.  Memorials may be sent to the family at PO Box 523; Hemingford, NE  69348.  The memorials will be divided between the Hemingford Volunteer Fire Department, Hemingford Community Care Center and Regional West Hospice.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com

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