Darrell M. Fuhr, 80, of Hutchinson, formerly of Redwood Falls, died Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church in Redwood Falls. The visit takes place at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and one hour before the Saturday service at the church. Online condolences can be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is helping the family prepare. Memorials to the Redwood Area Education Foundation are preferred over flowers.
Darrell Myron Fuhr was born on November 18, 1941 in Marshall to Myron and Cecelia (Engel) Fuhr. He was baptized and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Seaforth. Darrell attended K-6 grades at Seaforth Elementary School and graduated from Wabasso High School in 1959. He attended the University of Minnesota Ag School. On October 9, 1965, Darrell was married to Sandra Lee Sinclair at the Presbyterian Church in Wabasso. The marriage was blessed with three children, Mark, Gretchen and Peter. They lived happily together until her death in January 2008. Darrell was married to Marilyn Hjerpe on January 2nd, 2010 and we have all been blessed with this union.
Darrell was an entrepreneur. It started a long time ago by selling eggs. He switched to the insurance business his grandfather Lennie ran and then bought music stores in four different cities. He served on the Redwood Falls City Council for many years, representing small business owners. His sons joined the insurance agency in 1994. He would be retiring soon. I’m pretty sure he didn’t know the meaning of the word. He just went into business selling instruments. He never hit a deal he couldn’t make. Darrell’s love of music started early. He bought an accordion and taught himself to play it. That started a great adventure of learning many instruments and playing so many jams. His last love was the Dobro. He was proud that so many people enjoyed his music over the years. He thought everyone should play an instrument.
No matter how busy he was, his first priority was always his family and friends. He wanted to be at every concert, every sporting event, every lecture, every auction or, best of all, at every lake festival. Other hobbies that Darrell enjoyed were playing cards, fishing and watching movies very loudly. Everyone knew a few things about him: you mattered, your finances were a priority, and everyone should love Jesus. He wanted everyone to have goals and was very proud of his grandchildren and everything they achieved.
Darrell is survived by his loving wife Marilyn; Children: Mark (Deanie) Fuhr, Gretchen (Tom) Fauskee and Peter (Dody) Fuhr; Stepsons: Kurt (Mona) Hjerpe, Kris (Jennifer) Hjerpe; Grandchildren: Colin (Josie), Brennen and Tori Fuhr, Madison (Levi) Gustafson and Will Fauskee, Taylor Moore (Brendan), Logan Moore and Emilee Fuhr; step-grandchildren: Kaitlyn (Nikki) Spencer, Alexandra (Nash) Smith, Meghan and Benjamin (Madison) Hjerpe, and Wyatt, Waylon, Wade and Willow Hjerpe; Brothers: Arlan (Judi) Fuhr and David (Penny) Fuhr and many other relatives and friends. His parents precede him in death; Wife Sandy and stepson Kevin Hjerpe.