Darrel Eugene Ockler
1940 ~ 2013

Darrel Eugene Ockler passed through the veil May 6, 2013 at his home in Highland, Utah.

He was born in 1940 to Lloyd Frederick Ockler and Mildred Jane Behling in Menomonie, Wisconsin. At an early age he moved to Missoula, Montana where he was raised through high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and for over 3 years served his country. Coming home from the military, he then made his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Margaret (Peggy) Avonne Myers and together they raised 6 children in Orem and Highland, Utah.

Darrel worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 1995. Along the way he established himself as an accomplished wood sculptor, winning awards at a state level and at Death Valley Art Shows. After retiring he continued to refine his talents and became an accomplished luthier– maker of stringed instruments – violins and violas.

Darrel was preceded in death by his wife Peggy. While working at the Provo Temple he met and married Roma Jean McEwan. He is survived by his wife Roma and their children Jim (Nanette) Ockler, Leslie (Garry) Clements, Debbie (Kevin) Calaway, Julie Ockler, Brad (Neely) McEwan, Kenneth (Shelleen) Ockler, Bryan (Kristy) McEwan and Rachel (Jack) Anderson. He is also survived by 38 grand and great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm at the Highland 31st Ward Chapel, 11162 North Alpine Highway, Highland, Utah. A viewing for family and friends will be held at Thursday evening May 9, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Highland 31st Ward Chapel and also Friday morning from 10:00-11:30 am prior to the services. Interment to follow the funeral at the American Fork Cemetery

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