Darla J. Grosnickel, age 73, of Boone, Iowa, died at her home on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Lodge by the Lake in Don Williams Recreation Area, 610 H Avenue, Ogden, Iowa, immediately following committal in Pilot Mound Cemetery. Pastor Michael Carlson will officiate. Condolences may be expressed online at www.amesmonument.com.
Born February 3, 1948, in Boone, Iowa, Darla Jolene Grosnickel was the daughter of Joseph and Doris (Ferguson) King. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1967, then attended DMACC.
Darla was a sun worshiper who enjoyed many outdoor activities, including swimming, walking, gardening, and boating. Her family, however, was always her greatest source of joy.
She worked at the Woodward State Hospital for ten years, then as a hostess at the Tic Toc Restaurant in Boone for over 25 years. In recent years, Darla made many happy memories working the concession stand at Memorial Park.
Survivors include her life companion, Greg Clayton of Boone; two daughters, Kim (Doug) Peterson of Boone and Kelli (Mark Favorite) Scharfenberg of Thornton, CO; six grandchildren, Kailey, Luke, Joey, Austin, Walker, and Hayden; two great-granddaughters, Annalise and Luna; a sister, Cheryl (Tom) Lindholm of Ogden; as well as her nephew, Matt Lindholm and family, and niece, Angie Leon and family.
Darla was preceded in death by her parents.
Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Darla and her family.
Kim, Kelli & family, There are no words however heartfelt that can ease your sorrow. Darla & I go way back as you know. She was beautiful inside & out. Just know that my heart goes out to both of you and your families. I am so sorry at this time I am unable to attend. You will be in my prayers. Love, Becky
so sorry, our deepest sympathies to you all. Mary Wirtz and Wally Loudon
Kim, Kelli,and Family,
My heart goes out to you all at the loss of your dear Mom Darla... She was so sweet and loved each and every one of you so much. I'm so greatful that I got to talk to her last month when I was back in Boone. She always was so proud of all of you kids. And always treated me like part of the family. I love you like family also,and I'm just a phone call away, or a few hours away from you Kelli if you ever need me... again I know she's looking down with Doris smiling at all of you, at how proud and happy she is. She knows you're going to be ok. She'll be by your side...
Kim & Kelli,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your precious mom. I remember the 1st time I met her after John brought her to the house when we were little. Such a little person compared to him. She had a huge heart. She loved you girls more than anything. Shes free from pain. Again I'm so very sorry. I love you both very much. ❤❤
Thoughts & prayers to you all!
My thoughts & prayers are with you all!
Denise Vanpelt & family
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