In loving memory of

Darrell Frederick Morgan
June 13, 1958 - July 8, 2019

Funeral Service will be 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The family will greet friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Let me tell you a story... Every word is true, except those that aren't. It's about a one-eyed hippie type looking fellow all dressed in black named Darrell Frederick Morgan.

Darrell, son of Benjamin and Barbara (Pickover) Morgan was born 06/13/1958 at 6:13 a.m. in Albuquerque, NM on the Mixed Nation Reservation. He attended Clear Water High School, and he also attended college in Ohio.

He was a jack of all trades, but master of none. One of his favorite things was magic as a hobby and profession. Rags the magician loved to do magic for anyone. He loved doing stuff with and for his children - they came first - making pancake shapes, coaching, girl scouts, biking, camping, fishing and flying kites. He also liked to shoot pool and throw darts - he could do it better than most people with two eyes. Volunteering was something else he often did - helping at Upper Des Moines, painting, moving furniture, unloading trucks and helping to build the playground at Harrison Park. He won an outstanding volunteer award for Palo Alto County in 2009.

In his younger years, he was a firefighter. He also enjoyed helping some elderly ladies get to the places they needed to be. He never met a stranger, and he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Among his many hobbies was storytelling - he told many great stories to his kids and others. He loved counseling others to help them find their right path. Being a Shaman and helping people with their spiritual encounters was among his many passions. He liked to garage sale and auction and loved to dicker people down on their prices. He loved to ride motorcycles and even after he could no longer ride, he still loved the sound and talking to people about their bikes. Animals loved him and he had many furry friends over the years. One of his favorite four-legged friends was his white wolf, Roscoe P. Coltrain. His current helpers were his dog, Spot-bob and cats, Luna and Paws. One of his many funny quotes was Jack, is my friend even though he no longer drank.

Family and friends meant everything to him. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all.

On July 8, 2019, Darrell passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg after a long battle with COPD.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Carla of Emmetsburg; five children: Nathan Morgan of Wellington, KS, Misty Shue (Troy) of Wellington, KS, Kellie Morgan of Arkansas City, KS, Zach Morgan of Wichita, KS and Niyah Morgan of Emmetsburg; grandchildren: Eric Morgan, Winter Morgan, Lane Morgan, Zachary Morgan, Gabriel Morgan, Kimberly Morgan, Brayden Morgan, Michael Coffey and Gabby Coffey; siblings: Rhonda Flickinger Clore of Park City, KS, Krysta Kay Mahler Fischer of Salina, KS, Lester Morgan of Burley, ID, Sherry Morgan Gilihan of Sheridan, OR, and Clinton B. Morgan of Belle Plaine, KS; mother-in-law, Kathleen Gade of Emmetsburg and sister-in-law, Colleen Thilges (Don) of Emmetsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Angie Dyer wrote on Jul 15, 2019:

"So very sorry to hear about Darrell's passing! He was a friend from FB and from other sites before. I was thankful ethat Darrell found Jesus and loved to post about his Lord and Savior. Prayers for comfort and peace for the coming days! Am certain Darrell is sending down hugs and kisses to family friends from Heaven! Angie"

Mary Johnson wrote on Jul 12, 2019:

"I didn't know you...but remember Niyah from Colton's funeral. I am his Aunt Mary I am so sorry for your loss! Reading his obituary...he sounded like a great man. Sorry we didn't meet. I'm sure I would have liked him. I imagine Colton is greeting him in heaven!"

Mike Mary Brennan wrote on Jul 12, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathies in the loss of Darrell. He was a great man & did so much for so many. We will miss our talks with him. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Mike & Mary"

Joanna Knuths wrote on Jul 12, 2019:

"Carla Niyah and family You all are in my thoughts and prayers. My God wrap his loving arms around you all at this difficult time"

Ted Klein wrote on Jul 11, 2019:

"Darrel, you were a really good friend. I enjoyed spending time with you - talking and laughing. Thanks for 17 years of friendship. Ted Klein"

Mark & Cathy Waugh wrote on Jul 11, 2019:

"Darrell was such a kind and gentle soul. He always had a smile and a hug for everyone. He will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences Carla, Niyah, & family. "

Ruth Franxman wrote on Jul 11, 2019:

"Oh Carla, my heart is breaking for you & Niyah. So sorry to hear this."

Joan Nehman wrote on Jul 10, 2019:

"Carla my heart aches for you! I am so sorry for your loss"

Travis Krull wrote on Jul 10, 2019:

"Carla I'm deeply sorry for your loss"

Per C Clarke wrote on Jul 10, 2019:

"Carla and Niyah you will always feel his love. My condolences. A kinder man could not be found."

Cindy Reilly wrote on Jul 10, 2019:

"Carla, Niyah, and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Darrell was a very wise and spiritual man and one of the most interesting people I ever met. I will miss his posts on fb. "

Paul & LeAnn Maahs wrote on Jul 10, 2019:

"Carla, Paul and I are so very sorry to hear of Darrell's passing! Am sure that you have a lot of wonderful memories together! Our hearts and prayers go out to your whole family! With much love, Paul & LeAnn Maahs"