Darrell Phillip Ophaug, 76, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord April 8, 2014, after a brief illness. Funeral Service was held April 14 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Marion. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
Darrell is survived by his wife of 53 years, Norma; daughters, Gwen (Dale) Fangman of North Liberty, and Kari (Todd) Duncan of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; one brother Francis (Grace), his sister-in-law Annette, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ruth, and brother Roger.
Darrell was born Nov. 10, 1937, in McVille, N. D. to Arthur and Ruth (Anderson) Ophaug. He married Norma M. Mutcher on Sept. 17, 1960, at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, N. D. Darrell graduated from McVille High School in 1955, then graduated from Wahpeton State School of Science with a degree in Industrial Drafting in 1959. He was immediately hired by Collins Radio (now Rockwell Collins) where he worked until Dec. 1971. From 1972 until his retirement on March 31, 2003, Darrell worked for Square D (now Schneider Electric). His proudest achievements during his working career with Square D were sharing the title inventor on seven circuit breaker patents.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Liver Foundation for Liver Cancer Research or to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for hearing disability devices.
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