In loving memory of

Darol J. Underwood
August 4, 1929 - July 5, 2019

Darol J. Underwood, age 89, of Cylinder, Iowa, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Born August 4, 1929, in Perry, Iowa, Darol John Underwood was the son of Clarence and Charlotte (Siglin) Underwood. He moved with his family as a child to the Cylinder area and graduated from Cylinder High School.
On September 27, 1951, Darol was united in marriage to Alice Sikora in Emmetsburg. The couple made their home near Cylinder and was blessed with two children, Steve and Debra.

Darol loved the land and farmed for many years, retiring in 2007. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He held his private pilot's license for many years, and also enjoyed working with wood and metal in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; a son Steve (Catherine) Underwood of Ringsted; a daughter, Debra Hines and special friend Steve Creger of Des Moines; two grandchildren, Darin (Valerie) Underwood of Cedar Rapids, and Scott (Nicole) Underwood of O'Fallon, IL; a step-grandson, Jason (Gina) Eygabroad of Spirit Lake; four great-grandchildren, Alexis Green, Cassie Underwood, Collin Underwood, and Gavin Underwood; two step-great-granddaughters, Presley Eygabroad and Ava Eygabroad; and a brother, Richard (Benora) Underwood of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Palo Alto County.

Joyce Funeral Home of Emmetsburg has been entrusted with the care of Darol and his family.


Joanne and Bob Hartrim wrote on Jul 11, 2019:

"Darol was a kind and giving man. We will truly miss him. Joanne and Bob Hartrim"

Deborah North wrote on Jul 6, 2019:

"I remember Darol and Alice fondly. They got together with my folks many times. Darol will be missed by many."