Darrin Stemson, 1967-2015

Published 10:45 am Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Darrin Orlen Stemson, 48, of Ocala, Florida, formally of Austin and Owatonna, passed away Friday, July 30, 2015, in Ocala, Florida, from a brief illness.

Darrin was born on May 28, 1967, in Austin, to Orlen and Darlene Stemson. He grew up in rural Austin and was baptized and confirmed at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Darrin served in the United States Army in 1985 and received his honorable discharge in 1986. He sang at his mother’s wedding to Raymond Nichols in October of 1986 and was very content to have Ray as his stepfather.

Darrin Stemson

Darrin Stemson

Darrin enjoyed and loved living in Florida; all the trees that surrounded him where he lived reminded him of northern Minnesota. Family and friends were most important to Darrin. There was a small get-together that was held in Florida for his friends.

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Darrin is survived by his mother, Darlene (Raymond) Nichols, of Owatonna; his special friend, Lou Hughs of Florida; his uncle, Dennis Kressin; and cousins Jennifer (James) Meyman and family, Duane, Jeffrey and Rick Johnson and families, Bryan Stemson and Debra (Morris) Klouse and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orlen, on June 12, 1985; his grandparents; and aunts and uncles.

A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inturnment will be at Red Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.