In loving memory of

Darrell E. Tarrence
February 15, 1943 - September 29, 2019

Darrell E. Tarrence, 76, of New London, died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his home. He was born February 15, 1943 in Fairfield to Kenneth and Helen Book Tarrence. He was raised in Packwood and also lived in Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant.
On March 17, 1990, he married Connie Raines in New London. He had been previously married to Sharyn Cox; they divorced.
Darrell graduated in the last class of Packwood High School in 1961 and was of the Protestant faith. He worked for George's Pizza in Fairfield and later for Jerry's Pizza in Mt. Pleasant; did auto body repair and automotive services; was a past member of the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department; enjoyed racing stock cars; and was a member of the Iowa National Guard.
Besides his wife of New London, Darrell is survived by children; Traci (Daryl) Thomas of Creedmoor, NC, Steve (Patty) Tarrence of Columbia, MO., Debi Tarrence of Salem, Mike (Nicky) Tarrence of Ottumwa, Jodi (Walt) Jackson and Mike (April) Raines, both of New London; 14 grandchildren; Aaron, Emily, Ryan, Nathan, Justin, Taylor, Mitchell, Brendon, Keaton, Amber, Peyton, Cameron, Michael and Riley; six great-grandchildren; Aven, Kyler, Preston, Olivia, Oliver and Jackson; and three brothers; Dale (Cindy) of Mt. Pleasant, Duane (Bette) of Burlington and Dennis of North Carolina. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson Justin Tarrence.
A celebration of Life for Mr. Tarrence will be held Friday, from 10:00 - 2:00 at the New London Community Center. Memorials have been established for Every Step Hospice and New London Fire and Rescue. According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and inurnment will be at a later date in Burge Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at


Gus Hagers wrote on Oct 4, 2019:

"So sorry to read about Darrell?s death. Long time friends, we shared lots of laughs! He will be missed by everyone who knew him! Please accept our deepest sympathy. Gus and Linda Hagers Farmington Arkansas"

Amy Wesely Mabeus wrote on Oct 2, 2019:

"I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there Friday to visit with all of you but I will be in Ohio for a family wedding. Darrell always had such a nice smile and I always enjoyed the time I spent at your house when we were growing up! Sending God's blessings to all of you. Amy Wesely Mabeus"

Rose Mary Wise wrote on Oct 2, 2019:

"Connie, I was so sorry to learn of Darrell's passing. I pray that the memories you hold dear will be of help in your sorrow. Glad I got to see you the other day. Rose Mary"

Ron & Sharon Moeller wrote on Oct 1, 2019:

"Connie, we were so very sorry to read of Darrell's passing. Please know you and all of your and Darrell's family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathy to all. Sharon & Rodney Moeller "

Glen and Cathy Miller wrote on Sep 30, 2019:

"I remember when April married Mike and we first met Darrell and you Connie, we was happy to be a part of your family. Darrell was a man of few words , but one of the sweetest men I new. I know he will be missed by you all. Connie my heart goes out to you, Glen and I praying for you and your family. Always here if you just need a shoulder to lean on. Love Glen and Cathy Miller"

Steve and Bonnie Vogeler wrote on Sep 30, 2019:

"Connie and family, we are so very sorry. Our sincerest sympathy. Will keep you in out thoughts and prayers. Steve and Bonnie(Woodall) Vogeler"

Donna and Mike Martin wrote on Sep 30, 2019:

"Connie, we are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences for you and your family in this time of sorrow."