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Darrel Dean Fox

 

June 10, 2021

Darrel Dean Fox of Gering passed away on June 2, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. Online condolences may be made by viewing Darrel’s Memorial Page at http://www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com. Bridgman Funeral Home and Cremations Service in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

Darrel was born in Bowdle, SD, to Herbert and Adeline (Hermann) Fox on December 27, 1942.

Darrel graduated from Hoven High school in 1960. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1961. While in the Air Force Darrel married Claudine McGill. They had 2 sons.

During his enlistment, he served overseas in Alaska, Germany, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. Stateside assignments were Arizona, California, Kansas, Nevada and New Mexico.

During his military service, Darrel received the Air Force Commendation with Oak Leaf, Outstanding Unit Medal, Good Conduct Medal with Silver Leaf, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Battle Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Clasp, Longevity Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Small Arms Expert Medal.

Darrel retired from the Air Force in 1981 after 20 years of service. He is a life member of T.R.E.A. -- The Retired Enlisted Association.

Darrel lived in Kimball, NE for several years working in the oil field and part time for the Nebraska Game and Parks. He relocated to Gering, NE and took a position with Scottsbluff Parks and Recreations until his health forced his retirement.

Darrel was a member of the West Nebraska Sportsman Association and Ducks Unlimited.

Survivors include son Bill and his wife Cheryl of Dix, NE, son Dean of Fort Collins, CO, grandson Jesse, and great grandsons Jason and Brayden.

Preceding Darrel in death was his wife Claudine, his parents, daughter-in-law Claudia and sister Patricia.

The family is forever grateful to Linda Lojka for her care and kindness the last 6 years.

 
 

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