Daryl J. Reiland
Daryl Reiland, 73 of Clarion passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Clarion.
Funeral services for Daryl Reiland will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, with Father Jerry Blake officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Clarion.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with a Rosary Service beginning at 3:45 PM, at Ewing Funeral Home in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.
Daryl Joseph Reiland, the son of Irene (Studebaker) and Joe Reiland was born July 18, 1943 and lived his entire life in Clarion, Iowa, where he was a familiar and friendly figure in the community. As a young boy, Daryl served as an altar boy at St. John’s Catholic Church with his brothers, Nick and Roger. He attended St. John’s Catholic School in Clarion.
Daryl loved to garden and, until the last few years of his life, had a garden which he cared for with much attention and love. Daryl was an avid walker, covering the width and breadth of Clarion daily, visiting with everyone who came along. When he was no longer able to make these daily walks, residents of Clarion would frequently inquire about him, making sure he was okay. Daryl had an uncanny ability to relate to his siblings any facts about family or community. His siblings learned that he was always right with the information and trusted what he told them.
Daryl enjoyed working with his dad on carpentry projects and he cherished the memorabilia he had from the Chicago Great Western Railroad. When his dad, Joe, was in the nursing home, Daryl visited him each morning to make sure shaving needs were in place for Joe, who had lost his sight.
Daryl and his mother, Irene, attended many church dinners. Daryl was frequently awarded a prize for selling the most tickets to the dinners. When Irene moved to the nursing home, Daryl visited her daily and, when he could not get there because of weather, he would call her and let her know.
Daryl loved his many nieces and nephews and looked forward to their visits knowing that he would have more than one game of cards with them. It is not possible to know the number of decks of cards Daryl wore out in his lifetime.
Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Irene Reiland, and sister, Lorraine. He leaves, to remember him fondly, siblings Marilyn (Joe) Plyler, Kathi (Steve) Eubank, Shirley (Hans) Loeffler, Roger (Maggie) Reiland, Eileen (Brad) Nydegger, Nick (Barb) Reiland and JoAnn (Roger) Amidon. In addition, he leaves nieces and nephews Andee, Nick and Jeremy Reiland, Renee Fisher, Jeff Nydegger, Heather Ybarra, and Wyatt Eubank. He also leaves seventeen great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center for the care that Daryl received.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.