Robert G. “Bob” Darlage, 80, of Seymour, passed away at 12:52 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center, with his family and pastors by his side.
Born Aug. 30, 1935, in Seymour, he was the son of Walter and Elsie White Darlage, both of whom preceded him in death. Bob married Irma Janet Krumme on Aug. 20, 1961. They were the first couple to be married in Zion Lutheran Church, Seymour.
Bob was a very active member of Zion Lutheran Church for many years. He was lay minister for 22 years, head usher, wedding coordinator and served on the Zion Church Properties Board, Zion School Board, Parish Fellowship Committee, Oktoberfest Committee and Annual Dinner Committee.
He was a lifelong farmer who raised cattle and had worked at Cummins Engine Co. for five years. He served in the United States Army from August of 1958 to August of 1960 and was released as a sergeant.
Bob was very active in the community with rural youth, Hamilton Township Fire Department as treasurer, Jackson County Cattlemen Association as director for 12 years and as a livestock hauler. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing dartball.
Besides his wife of 54 years, Irma, he is survived by three daughters, Greta (Derek) Achenbach, Kathe (Perry) Preston and Jill (Andrew) Kamman; grandchildren, Lizzy, Katy, Geoffrey, Jackie, Shelby, Samantha, Eli, Kody and Brittney; a brother, Thomas (Karen) Darlage; a sister, Janet Darlage Myers; a sister-in-law, Patricia Darlage Klosterman; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter E., James and Roger Dean Darlage.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Seymour, with the Rev. Jeffrey Stuckwisch and the Rev. Edgar Keinath officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with full military graveside rites.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Voss Chapel and from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School.