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Darrell L. Krommenhoek

March 1, 1941 — August 28, 2023

Sioux City, Iowa


Darrell Leroy Krommenhoek, 82 of Sioux City passed away Monday August 28th after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and several other health issues.

A visitation will be at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel on Monday Sept 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday Sept 5th at 10:00 am at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Sioux City.

Darrell was born March 1, 1941 to Nicolas and Ethel (Johnson) Krommenhoek. Darrell was a lifelong Sioux City resident attending Franklin and Woodrow, graduating from Central High School with the class of 1961. While in high school he lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. Darrell attended Dunwoody Technical School in Minneapolis earning a Construction Drafting degree.  Darrell would marry his high school sweetheart Arlene Pittman on December 9th, 1961.

Darrell began his career at Sioux City Foundry Company in the summer of 1963 when he was hired as their first Structural Steel Estimator. Darrell served in this capacity at the Foundry for nearly 44 years, retiring in 2006. As a young man, Darrell was always a hard worker and looking for ways to earn money. He worked at KFC, the turkey plant, laborer at Klinger, spent summers working on his Uncle Kenny’s farm, and several other endeavors. While at the Foundry Darrell worked on countless notable projects in the Tri State area and throughout the Midwest including the Sioux City Convention Center, Tyson Events Center, Terra Centre, and many others. Darrell took tremendous pride in his work and had an unmatched attention to detail and accuracy in everything he did.

Darrell was a longtime member of Third Presbyterian Church, singing in the choir, as well as serving on numerous church committees.

Family always came first to Darrell. He was an industrious fun loving man by nature.  Always eager to laugh with family.  His love for and devotion to Arlene and his children was unwavering throughout his life. Darrell and Arlene made their home in Leeds where they purchased a lot in the late 60’s. Darrell would spend three years building the family home nearly all by himself nights and weekends to give his family a comfortable place to call home. Darrell was a true craftsman, he loved working with wood. In 1958 Darrell took First Place in a woodworking competition sponsored by General Motors.  If he was not working on a project around his home, Darrell was helping friends and family with a project of some kind for the sheer joy of creating and being with others.  If Darrell was not working, he could be found attending his children and grandchildren’s events. Darrell did not miss one athletic event that his kids participated in traveling near and far to watch his kids play.

Darrell was a Hawkeye and Packer fan and could be found on fall Saturdays watching the Hawks with his son Brad.

Darrell is survived by his daughter Tracy Kreb and Keith of Lake Forest, IL.  Sons Scott and Keshia of Naples, FL and Brad and Julie of Sioux City.  Grandchildren Rachel, Jennifer, Hana, Hunter, Hudson, Alejandra and Tyrese.  Sister Janet of Dothan, AL and many nieces and nephews.

Darrell is preceded in death by his bride Arlene, his parents, brothers Tom, Dick, Gary, and sister Judy.

Darrell’s family thanks Dr. Johnson and Dr. Daniels for their care and compassion shown while in their care.  A special thank you to everyone at Bickford Cottage and Hospice for their care and compassion of Darrell over the past year.

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