Mass of Christian Burial for Darrell Breyfogle, 94, of Taunton, will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 19, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Minneota. Interment will follow the service at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Taunton. A reception lunch will follow the interment on Thursday afternoon at the Senior Center in Taunton.
Darrell Bernard Breyfogle was born on August 21, 1926, in Primghar, IA, to John and Rose (Bird) Breyfogle. Darrell’s mother died when he was a child and the family ultimately moved to a farm near Canby. He worked doing carpentry in the area until he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Force. Darrell served in Occupied Japan following World War II. After his honorable discharge, he was working for the government doing construction in a variety of places including the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and the Saint Lawrence Seaway in New York.
On September 28, 1957, he was united in marriage to Martha Kronabetter in Massena, New York. The couple returned to Southwest Minnesota and raised their family in Taunton, where Darrell worked as a self-employed construction contractor along with his brothers. Darrell was passionate about his faith. He was an active member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in a variety of capacities and served on the Diocese of New Ulm Pastoral Council for many years. He was one of the first recipients of the Bishop’s Medal for Service. Darrell enjoyed playing cards and Scrabble, working the daily crossword puzzle, and going to auctions. He was very diligent about visiting many people in local nursing homes.
Darrell died on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
He is survived by his wife, Martha, of Taunton; six children Peter (and Nancy) Breyfogle of Seattle, WA, Mike (and Allyson) Breyfogle of Taunton, Kevin (and Laura) Breyfogle of Edina, Bryan Breyfogle of Springfield, MO, Pamela (and Doug) Hirdler of Fountain, CO, Patricia Breyfogle (and Eric Bartolotto) of Fillmore, CA; son-in-law Rusty Rhymer of Taunton; nine grandchildren Nicholas (and Allison) Breyfogle, Ashley (and Jeremy) Hanson, Diane Breyfogle (and Tye Harms), Dustin Rhymer, Josh Breyfogle, Zach (and Ciera) DeGrote, Alexander Breyfogle, Britney (and Michael) Bowman, Brevin Breyfogle; 13 great-grandchildren Chloe, Logan, Cece, Evan, Elise, Noah, James, Bryleigh, Harper, Jordyn, Kaden, Adalyn, Brynlin; brother Francis Breyfogle; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Paula Rhymer, five brothers (Peter, Delbert, Joseph, Phillip and James) and four sisters (Evelyn, Clare, Verdean and Mary).
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Edward Catholic School, 210 W. 4th St., Minneota, MN