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Darrell D Koon

1928 ~ 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Age 94, of Napoleon Township, passed away at home Saturday June 4, 2022 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Henry Ford Home Hospice.  He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, March 29, 1928 to the late Delbert D. and Edith V. (Olson) Koon, the second of ten children.  He married Nancy E. (Wolf) Koon in 1967 and she survives.  Darrell is also survived by two sons; Jeff (Angie) Koon and Andy (Chrissy) Koon, six siblings, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings.  He attended Comstock Park High School until 11th grade when he quit school at age 17 and enlisted in the US Navy.  His World War II service extended from July of 1945 to March of 1949, stationed in Tsingta, China and also aboard the USS Estes, USS Benevolence, USS Whiteside and USS Repose, earning the rank of HM3 (Hospital Mate 3rd).  After the war he attended MSU on the GI Bill and earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration.  He taught business courses in Coopersville where he also coached baseball, football and basketball.  In 1957 he began his career at State Farm until his retirement in 1990.  His hobbies included wood-carving, ship building, reading, crossword puzzles, bowling and golf. He was a member of the Napoleon Lions Club. Services were held at the funeral home and interment took place at Napoleon Oak Grove Cemetery.  Military honors were given by the Brooklyn American Legion Wilber-Bartlett Post #315.  Contributions in his memory are directed to the Napoleon Lions Club.  The family wishes to extend their thanks to Henry Ford Home Hospice for their compassionate care these last few months.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 8, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arthur-Day Funeral Home
820 5th Street
Michigan Center, MI 49254

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Arthur-Day Funeral Home
820 5th Street
Michigan Center, MI 49254

Donations

Napoleon Lions Club
P.O. Box 271, Napoleon MI 49261-0271

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