Darcy M. Fletcher of Sergeant Bluff, IA, formerly of Akron, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the Akron Care Center in Akron.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Pastor Beryl Hicks and Pastor Tom Steele of the First Church of Christ in Akron will officiate. Visitation with family present will be 9:00 a.m. to service time on Wednesday. Burial with military honors provided by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. The Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Darcy M. Fletcher was born March 29, 1920, on the family farm in Union County, SD, the son of Lawrence and Nora (Nall) Fletcher. He attended Sayles country school and later high school in Akron. While in high school, Darcy was a captain on the football team. He graduated from Akron High School in 1938.
He was united in marriage to Joy Coleman on July 22, 1942, in Dakota City, NE. Three days later, Darcy entered the United States Army. He served his country during WWII in the Anti Aircraft Artillery while stationed in Asia. He was honorably discharged on November 10, 1945, after attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. For his service to his country, he was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, Asian-Pacific Medal with two bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, China Theatre Medal, One Service Stripe, and two Overseas Services Bars.
After his return, the couple farmed in Union County for many years. Darcy served on the Union Creek Sayles Water Board in its infancy. He served as chairman of the Hoyt School Board and helped with its reorganization into the Greater Hoyt School District, serving 35 years as its chairman.
After retiring, they moved into Akron. Darcy served for six years on the Akron-Westfield School Board. In 2002 they moved to Sergeant Bluff to be closer to their family. Joy passed away February 12, 2007, in Sergeant Bluff. Darcy was a faithful member of the First Church of Christ, having served as a Sunday school teacher, trustee, elder, and treasurer for 50 years. He was a member of the Hoschler American Legion Post 186.
Survivors include his son: Dennis Fletcher of Sergeant Bluff; three grandchildren: Missy (Gene) Kolar of Sergeant Bluff and their children, Abby and Andy, Cam (Megan) Fletcher of Allen, TX, and their children, Blake and Hadley, and Ashley Fletcher (fiancé Paul Wilson) of Sioux City; sisters-in-law: Jerrine (Red) Nordgren of Sioux City and Margaret Fletcher of Chicago, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joy; six brothers: Edgar, Roland, Floyd, Ray, Quigley, and Elmo; four sisters: Lora Johnson, Lorene Moehling, Muriel Fletcher, and Maude Fletcher; and daughter-in-law: Sue Fletcher.
Memorials can be made in Darcy’s name to Hospice of Siouxland.