Darrell Yngsdahl, of Mora, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. He was 71 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Sunday, March 25th at 3:00 PM at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be from 2:00-3:00 PM, (or one hour prior to the service) on Sunday at the funeral home.
Darrell Francis Yngsdahl, at age 71, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at his home near Mora, Minnesota with his wife of 28 years by his side.
Darrell was born on May 11, 1940 in Madison, WI to Donald and Violet Yngsdahl. He graduated from DeForest High School in 1958, earned a BA at Lakeland College, WI in 1962, and his MA at Vandercook College of Music in 1964.
Darrell spent 39 years teaching music in MN, WI, Newfoundland, Japan, Alaska, and Oregon. He retired as music teacher from Onamia Elementary School, MN, after teaching there for 21 years. In 1978 he purchased Timber Hill Resort followed by Pirate’s Cove Resort sharing his passion of fishing as “Captain Hook” in his guide service on Mille Lacs Lake. He taught the true art of launch fishing, never disappointing and always having fun. He put on many plays and shows with the school children, participated in community theatres, and took youngsters (The Bushwhackers) on camping trips with his dear friend Russell. He and his wife created a CD with original songs including “Let’s Go Fishing on Mille Lacs” which still gets radio time and he loved to toss around stories of hunting and fishing, especially the one that got away.
He married Faith in 1983. As “Hook and Birdie” they entertained family and friends with their music for years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and a treasured friend to many.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother, brother Donald, step-mother Alice and half-brothers David, and Dale.
He is survived by wife Faith, step-father George, daughters Jennie (Michele), Ann, and Kay (Tom), granddaughters Kyla & Addison; step-son Shawn & his son Ryan, sister-in-law Carole, niece Kari (Dan), nephew Andrew (Robin), half-brother James, and many other relatives in the US and in Yngsdal, Norway. He will be missed by all.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. A memorial visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.