Daryl Ray Christians, 82, of Mt. Morris, died on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home.
Daryl was born on May 9, 1937 in Avon, South Dakota, the son of John E. & Jennie G. (Hamminga) Christians.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He married Roberta J. Murdock on Oct. 14, 1972 in Mt. Morris.
He served as a Mt. Morris Police Officer for 25 years, retiring as a sergeant.
Daryl first and for most loved his family, he loved to fish and golf.
He played accordion for the Buccaneers, and in earlier years he had a special experience when he played with Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren at the Corn Palace.
He was active in the Lions Club, Goodfellows, life member of the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge 1551, and he is a life member of the VFW.
Daryl is survived by his wife, Roberta Christians, Mt. Morris; daughters, Beth (Fred) MacDonald, North Fork, Idaho, Dolores (Brad) Wolber, Mt. Morris, Joyce (Randy) David, Algonquin; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Cheryl (Cecelia Cook) Christians, Mt. Morris.
Daryl was preceded in death by his parents; and great-granddaughter, Annmaray Forbush.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, July 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Mt. Morris.
Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Morris Goodfellows.