Dane W. Darr


FAIRMOUNT, Ill. - Dane W. Darr, 88, well-known, lifelong Fairmount area farmer, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
He was born January 10, 1931, in Jamaica Township, Illinois, to George and Alice Hart Darr.
Dane married Mary Lou Drollinger on January 7, 1956, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville.
Mary Lou survives, as well as a son, Bryan (Caroline) Darr of Fairmount; two daughters, Melinda (Randy) Skaggs of Danville and Carla (Bill) High of Catlin; a brother, David (Evelyn) Darr of Fairmount; eight grandchildren, Samantha (Alan) Kitchen, Mariah (Denton) Hird, Ravyn Skaggs, Dustin (Jessica) High, Chelsie (Scott) Hardy, Lisa Neal, Daniel (Stacey) Neal, Christopher (Faith) Neal; nine great-grandchildren, Avery Kitchen, Camden Kitchen, Graham High, Ruthie High, Savannah Hardy, Dylan Neal, Macie Neal, Harper Neal, Jaxton Paskavich. Dane was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles (Mary Elizabeth) Darr and Paul (Margaret) Darr; as well two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie (Ralph) Diel and Mary (Lloyd) Puzey.
He was an Army veteran serving in Korea, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville.
His entire life had been centered on farming and agriculture. He was a member of the Vermilion County and Illinois Farm Bureau, active on the Illinois Farm Bureau State Marketing Committee, as well as the board of directors of Farm Bureau, and received the Distinguished Service Award as well. He had been a member of the former Fairmount Lions Club, and enjoyed square dancing with the Frontier Twirlers for many years. He enjoyed mowing, and took great pride in his homeplace.
Dane was extremely proud of his family.
Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Catlin Church of Christ, 715 W. Vermilion St., Catlin. Chris Lawler will officiate. Burial with military honors by Catlin American Legion will follow in Davis Cemetery west of Fairmount. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Catlin Church of Christ.
Memorials in Dane's memory to the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation. The Robison Chapel in Catlin is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com
Published on April 1, 2019
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Lynn & Kassie Darr
Apr 11, 2019
Fond memories of the entire family, especially getting together at the Darr family reunions. Dane was a kind and generous man and I'll never forget his laugh and sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
Much Love,
Lynn & Kassie Darr
Byron Center, Michigan
Ralph and Janet Puzey
Apr 01, 2019
Good friend, good neighbor, good Farmer.