Darrel Hoxsie

Sioux City, Iowa

obit pic    Darrel Harding Hoxsie, 64, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 11 at Rustin Avenue United Methodist Church in Sioux City. Interment with military honors followed in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family present was on Monday, March 10 at Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff.
Darrel was born in O’Neill, Neb. on April 4, 1949, the son of Delbert H. and Lilly M. (Gumb) Hoxsie. The family moved to Woonsocket while Darrel was young. He attended and graduated from Woonsocket Schools.
He was united in marriage to Ruby Zirpel on Sept. 15, 1968 in Woonsocket. To this union, four children were born. Ruby preceded Darrel in death July 29, 2010 in Sioux City.
Darrel served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1969-1973. Following his discharge, he returned to Woonsocket, working in the lumber business. The family moved to Sioux City in 1981, and Darrel continued his work in the lumber industry at Jordan Millwork and Wallensky Lumber Company. He retired two weeks before his death.
Darrel enjoyed woodworking, tinkering and attending tractor pulls. He was a loving father who cherished the time he could spend with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Daniel and his wife, Angela, of Sioux City and Doyle and his fiancée, Mendy, of Dakota City, Neb.; daughters, Rochelle Weideman and her husband, Jim, of Sioux City and Renae Sczepanik of Sioux City; eleven grandchildren; sisters, Linda Mees and her husband, Rich, of Alpena and Cheryl Smith and her husband, Don, of Woonsocket.
Darrel was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby; granddaughter, Haley Weideman; and a brother, Charles.
Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.waterburyfuneralserviceinc.com.

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