OBITUARY: Darrell Floyd Mosiman

Darrell Floyd Mosiman was born June 16, 1959, in Newton to Aaron and Arlene Mosiman. When he was 12, Darrell asked Jesus into his heart and was baptized.

Throughout his life, Darrell enjoyed many activities, one of which was garage sales! When he was young, he went to his first garage sale near his home. He promptly came and asked his mom for a quarter, because he found something that he wanted to give her. Darrell was thoughtful in that way. He had a giving heart and loved to give his mom gifts, even if it was a bouquet of dandelions from the yard! And by the way, that visit to the garage sale? That got him hooked! After that, Darrell had a life-long love of garage sales—so much so that people around town got to know him because he came around so often!

Something else that Darrell really loved were the vacations that he took to visit Aunt Loretta, and he tried to go at least twice a year. They enjoyed antiquing and shopping together, and he was always picking up treasures for his great-nieces and nephews. Everyone in the family always knew that if they needed something, they could tell Darrell, and he could find it for them!

Another highlight for Darrell was when Brooklyn came to spend the day with Grandma Arlene. Darrell and Brooklyn got to be great pals. He would bring boxes with treasures, and they would sit and go through them… and even better, Brooklyn would get to take treasures home with her!

In his younger years, Darrell enjoyed baseball, and he played the position of catcher, and he was good at it. In fact, when he was in fifth grade, he even hit a home run! Afterward, his reward for it was a banana split. The next day, however, he had a stomachache, which turned out to be an appendix attack that resulted in surgery. He always blamed that banana split, and he never ate another one!

Darrell was handy and enjoyed tinkering and working with his tools. In high school, he was in the carpentry class and helped build two houses that are here in Newton. After he moved to his house on Fairview in 1998, you could sometimes find him at All Metals in Newton, looking for parts for his go-carts. He enjoyed putting motors in them and fixing them up. He kept a couple at James’s house and enjoyed going out there or to Erin’s to ride them.

Darrell was also a hard worker. During his high-school years, Darrell worked at Pizza Inn. In 1997, he started working in the food department at Newton Medical Center, where he continued to work for over 25 years. He enjoyed his work and the people he worked with.

After a short battle with cancer, Darrell passed away on Aug. 16, 2023, at Newton Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Darrell is survived by his mom, Arlene Corfman; sister, Pamela (Curtis) Schmidt; brothers, James Mosiman and Rodney Mosiman; stepsister, Jolene (Miles) Erpelding; stepbrothers, Gene Corfman and Jim Corfman; five nephews, three nieces, four great-nieces, and four great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Aaron Mosiman; stepdad, Dean Corfman; grandparents, Floyd and Mary Gates and Ernest and Justina Mosiman; sister-in-law, Michelle Mosiman; and great-niece, Brooklyn Bogel.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Whitewater Cemetery in Whitewater, with Pastor Ray Adams presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Memorials may be made to First Missionary Church in Newton and left in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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