Darel Secrist, 52, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, from injuries suffered in an auto accident.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Anamosa. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Jones Regional Medical Center. Pastors Steve Dornbusch and Rodney Blumel will officiate at the services.
Surviving are his wife, Laura; four children, Kiana, Kylee, Seth and Elijah; his mother, Donna (Dale Jr.) Condry; two brothers, Darin (Karen) Secrist and David (Sarah) Secrist; his stepgrandmother, Ardith Condry; a stepsister, Holly (Jeff) Chittick; a stepsister-in-law, Libby (Ty) Hess; mother- and father-in-law, Steve and Kathy Dornbusch; and a brother-in-law, Jason Dornbusch. He was preceded in death by his father, Mike Secrist, in 1998.
Darel Matthew Secrist was born Oct. 15, 1966, at John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Michael and Donna Remington Secrist. Darel graduated from the Anamosa community schools with the Class of 1985. He continued his education at Wartburg College in Waverly, graduating in 1989. Following a short stint in banking, he returned to Anamosa and worked with his father in Secrist Construction, continuing the business following his father's death. His great joy was raising Black Angus cattle on his farm north of Anamosa.
Darel was a member of the Angus Association. He also had been a coach for many different sports in which his children were participants.