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Official Obituary of

Harold Eugene "Gene" Darr

April 21, 1931 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Harold Darr Obituary

Harold Eugene “Gene” Darr, passed into eternal glory on March 6, 2024.

He was born on April 21, 1931 to Robert W. and Cora M. (Hopfinger) Darr in Clyde, Ohio.

He was a lifelong resident of Clyde (until the last two months), and a member of St. Mary Church.

He grew up working on the family farm. In 1949 he graduated from Clyde High School.

Mr. Darr had a milk route in the area for years, loading, transporting and unloading heavy milk cans in his truck.

Gene entered the United States Marine Corps on November 28, 1951 and served until 1953.

On Labor Day Weekend 1956, Gene met the love of his life Irene Frey at Forest Lake Dance Hall. There were married on February 23, 1957 in Kirby, Ohio.

Together they raised their six children. In 1960, they started their business, Darr’s Cleaning. Together they built the business with integrity and hard work. They are proud of the fact that the business continued with their sons, and now grandsons.

Gene was active in his community and church. He served on various fundraising committees, including for Clyde St. Mary School, as well as Fremont St. Joseph School. For a long time, Mr. Darr was a volunteer at Bingo at St. Mary Catholic Church.

 He served on parish and finance councils and was a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Green Springs American Legion and the Four County Young at Heart, serving in various offices.

Survivors include his wife, Irene, children, Bernard (Diane) Darr; Elaine Schultz; Ronald Darr; Rose (James) Britner and Roger (Marianne) Darr. Also 24 grandchildren, over 40 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Ruth Konst survive.

Preceding are parents, son and daughter-i-n-law Randall and Sandra Darr, son-in-law Dee Schultz; sister Elizabeth Jane (in Infancy); brother and sister-in-law Gerald and Grace Darr; sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes and Joseph Ejhinger, Mary Ellen and Robert Meyers, Frey in-laws, Linus and Madelyn Frey, Rita Sullivan, Loretta Quail, Robert and Mary Lou Frey and Ronald Konst.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 2:00pm – 6:00 pm with rosary at 5:30 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. There will be a time for memory sharing following the Rosary. The funeral mass will be on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clyde. Burial will be at the Parish Cemetery with military rites provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

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March 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home
218 South Main Street
Clyde, OH 43410

Recitation of the Rosary
March 10, 2024

5:30 PM
Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home
218 South Main Street
Clyde, OH 43410

Funeral Mass
March 11, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
615 Vine St.
Clyde, OH 43410


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