Darrell L. Sheets, 78, of Arnold passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Nebraska Institute Hospital in Omaha. Darrell was born April 18, 1939 in North Platte to Sherman and Grace (Bassett) Sheets.
He served 21 years in the United States Navy and served four tours in Vietnam, one tour for each brother. He received his GED in the Navy.
Darrell was an active American Legion member of Arnold. He was on the advisory committee of the Veteran’s Memorial Highway 83, and was on the board of Veteran’s Service Office of Custer County.
Darrell moved to California after his naval career and lived in Fresno and Hanford before moving to Arnold in 1998 working as a general construction contractor until his retirement.
He was an appreciated member of all communities he resided in. Darrell loved to collect old wrenches, old coins, and hay carriers. He was also co-founder with Mike Harvey of the junk drive for the Arnold American Legion.
He will be dearly missed by all.
Survivors include his sons, Dennis of St. Cloud, Minn., Darrell “Chip” (Jan) Sheets of Eden Valley, Minn., Shawn Sheets of New London, Minn., and Guy Sheets of Litchfield, Minn.; grandchildren, Corey, Robbie, Shane, Jessica, Ryan, and Josh; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob and Larry (Donice) Sheets, both of North Platte and Harold of Durango, Colo.; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sally Jochum; sisters-in-law, Margaret Sheets and Patricia Sheets.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Chaplain Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be 9 a.m.–noon on Monday, April 9 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Arnold American Legion and online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.