Darrel Westcott, age 87, of Winger, MN, passed away on Wednesday, September 21st, at McIntosh Senior Living. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1st, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston with the Rev. Timothy Lundeen officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Lutheran Cemetery, Winger. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Air Force Honors Team. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Darrel Duane Westcott was born May 24, 1935 to parents Louis and Edna (Habedank) Westcott. Darrel’s mother later married Casey Mulder and Darrel and his mom, stepfather, and siblings lived on a turkey farm and Darrel attended elementary school in Rindal. In 1951, they moved to Ada, Minnesota. Darrel was then 16 years old. Darrel attended Ada High School and graduated in 1954. While attending Ada High School he was named “All State” in football. Darrel’s nickname in high school was “Jersey”. Also, while attending high school in Ada, Darrel met “the love of his life – his high school sweetheart”, Delores Joan Ogaard.
Darrel married Delores on June 29, 1956. Darrel then enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. While there, Darrel and Delores had their first child, Duane. Darrel was honorably discharged in 1961. So, Darrel, Delores and their son, Duane, moved back to Ada to raise their family. While living in Ada, their next two children were born, David and Diana. While living in Ada, Darrell commuted to Winger, Minnesota to work as an insurance agent at Farmer’s State Bank. In 1970, Darrel and Delores moved their family to Winger where Darrel continued to work as an insurance agent at the bank and Delores worked at home where she was an avid gardener, seamstress, cook, wife, and mother.
Later, Darrel left the bank to open his own insurance agency in Fertile, Minnesota where Delores worked right by his side. They later moved the insurance business into their home in Winger where Darrel continued to sell insurance up to the time he entered McIntosh Senior Living in 2016. (Delores entered McIntosh Senior Living in 2014).
Darrel was a “Scout Master Extraordinaire”. He was so proud to be a Scout Master, which led him to his love of the outdoors. Darrel loved to go snowmobiling, camping, hunting and fishing and “South Twin Lakes” where Darrel and his family had a cabin and would spend almost every weekend fishing and water skiing with his big boat that was named “Noah’s Ark”.
Darrel loved Christmas, birthdays, Sunday and Monday night suppers because he loved spending time with his family. Darrel had an unmatched gusto and love of life and was tireless in his pursuit of what life had to offer. His presence and laugh would light up the room and he made everyone feel welcome. He loved to entertain with his life partner, Delores, who was the best cook around. Together they made a great team.
Darrel passed away September 21, 2022, at McIntosh Senior Living at the age of 87 with his loved ones by his bedside.
Darrel is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Delores, at McIntosh Senior Living; his children, Duane (Lori) Westcott of Ada, MN, David Westcott of Fosston, Diana (Paul) Westcott-Lindseth of Winger, MN; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Darlene Kelm of Princeton, MN; and sister-in-law, Carol Mulder of Vadnais Heights, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father; sister, Carol Dullum; and brother, Darwin Mulder.
Blessed be his memory