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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.


19 thoughts on “DARRELL YNGSDAHL”

  1. I didn’t know Darrell very well. I always talked to him when he came into Nelson’s Market. He was a very kind man. He also knew my daughter and after she quit working at Nelson’s would always ask how she was. I never knew he was such an accomplished musician and fisherman. I’m sure he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

  2. Words can never express the love felt for this wonderful human being. My mentor, teacher, sometime father figure and friend. Peace, Love,and always Music, on this next journey.

  3. He and his brother, Donny, lived most of their growing up years with Ole and Christine. Grandma always said when she couldn’t find Darrell he was always down at the creek fishing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gen Peterson

  4. Mr. Yngsdahl’s class was always my favorite as a kid. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. The memory of his goofy songs and fun demenor is still with me as an adult. May you feel peace by knowing just how many young minds he helped to love and embrace music.

  5. Darrell was always a presence in my growing up years in Token Creek, WI. Our fathers were good friends, and we all loved music and made a lot of it together in our church. I wondered many times lately if he would enjoy my contacting him and, of course, now I wish I hadn’t hesitated. I last saw him when I accompanied his singing at his grandmother’s funeral. He was a great guy and part of the fabric of my life.

  6. Mr. Yngsdahl was such a great music teacher. My brother, sister and I still sing “Kids, Kids, We’re Onamia Kids” and “Let’s go Fishing on Millacs” despite the fact that we have all been graduated from high school for 8+ years. i don’t think we will ever forget him or his songs.

  7. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Sounds as if you have many wonderful memories of a dear man who influenced many a life in unforgetable ways! Hope you feel the warmth and love from all the lives he touched. Our deepest sympathy.

  8. Darrel Yngsdahl visited his family in Norway back in 1965. We met a nice and kind young man,arriving with his guitar over his shoulder,meeting us with a big smile (and laughing) when he met Ole`s brother Per,(they were just like twin-brothers). Darrel had a big place in our hearts, and we will all miss him . Takk for gode minner. Kvil i fred.

  9. Kay — Thinking about you and your family during this time of loss. May you be surrounded by great friends as you celebrate the life of your Dad.

  10. It is with great sadness we received news of Darrel. I’m very glad I was able to visit Darrel and Faith in their home in Mora. We had some great days together and good times when we talked about his visit to Norway. We remember the fire by the river and Darrel play the guitar as great memories of his good mood during our visit. Our deepest sympathy to Faith and the rest of his family. Magnus

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
    Darwin and Marlene Nelson
    Braham, MN
    Former Onamia Teacher ’71-’81

  12. Jennie, Michele, and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your father was quite a special man, and so generous with sharing his talents with others. My heart goes out to you. I’m sorry I could not be there with you in-person today. Take care of yourself!

  13. Dearest Faith,
    A very sad loss with Darrell, but what a beautiful promise from Jehovah to know that we will soon see him again, healthy and happy and no pain. For now, we can think of the good times, the laughter together, the times we would visit at the music lessons…all are good things that made Darrell so loved and remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you right now for strength and endurance through these difficult times. Very soon, tears of joy in our being re-united with sweet Darrell.
    All our love,
    Ted, Lisa and Tay Troan

  14. I’m so sorry for the loss. I took music lessons for years from Darrell and think about him every time I sing or play my music. He was such a kind, caring, and just overall sweet. I loved him dearly. My prayers are with the family. Thank you to both Darrell and Faith for the amazing memories and lessons that have stuck with me through the past 15+ years. Much love and many prays sent.

    With so much love,
    Briana Hernandez (Troan)

  15. Dearest Jennie,

    So sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. Having gone through this a few years ago I know how hard it is to let him go. I still talk to my papa several times each week and feel his presence when I reach out to him. Here’s a long-distance hug for you and warm thoughts and love!

    Take care,

  16. Dear Faith,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to have shared time with you and Darrell while we worked on Al’s music. Didn’t we have fun? It was a labor of love. I will never forget the way he directed my part helping with the dynamics. With sympathy, Tedi

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