Darin Oakland, 39, Hayfield

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 4, 2006

Darin Alan Oakland, age 39, of Hayfield, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 2, 2006, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Darin was born on Aug. 30, 1966, the son of Dale E. and Annette C. (Mudra) Oakland in Albert Lea. Darin graduated from Hayfield High School in 1984. He served in the United States Air Force from 1985 to 1988. He was employed at IBM in Rochester for one year and then worked for ATT Telephone Company and at the time of his death was working for Avaya.

Darin was united in marriage to Sara Follmuth on Dec. 17, 2005, in Hayfield.

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Darin was a member of the Hayfield Lions Club and the Hayfield American Legion Rothie Post 330. Darin enjoyed golfing, fishing, softball, pool, hunting, and fantasy football.

Darin is survived by his wife, Sara Oakland, Hayfield; father, Dale and Barbara Oakland, Brownsdale; mother, Annette Oakland, Brownsdale; grandmother, Carol Oakland, Northwood, Iowa; two brothers, Raughn (Mary) Brownsdale, and children Wesley (Lindsay) and son Max Oakland; Justin Oakland; Scott (Sheri) and children Aronn, Tyler and Jacqlyn Oakland, Brownsdale; sister and brother-in-law, Chris (John) Thoe, Hayfield, and children Cameron and Jackson; brother and sister-in-law, Matt (Brenda) Follmuth, Milaca; sister-in-law, Megan Follmuth, Owatonna; father and mother-in-law, Harry and Judy Follmuth, Hayfield.

Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hayfield, with the Rev. Stephan Sandness officiating.

Blessed be his memory.