Dareld E. Nye,
Dareld E. Nye,
Sept. 13, 1943

Nov. 24, 2020

ELIDA — Dareld E. Nye, 77, of Elida passed away on Tuesday at his home.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1943, in Bryan to Edwin and Helen (Radabaugh) Nye, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Deb Kimmet on May 26, 1973; she survives in Elida.

He is also survived by three sons, Darrin (Erica) Nye and Doug (Amy) Nye of Cincinnati and Dustin (Sarah) Nye of Falls Church, Virginia; a twin brother, Gerald (Ruth Ann) Nye of Findlay; one sister, Gayla (Doug) Chaffee of Bryan; and six grandchildren, Ethan, Isabelle, Nicholas, William, Helen and Jack.

Dareld was a member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a member of the United States Navy from 1961-64, serving on the USS Breckinridge Transport Ship. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 1362, the VFW Post 3035 and the American Legion Post 268. He was a 1961 graduate of Fairview High School and went to Columbus Barber School. He started as a barber but then went to work for BP Chemical for 34 years in the Maintenance Department. After retirement, he worked for St. Rita’s transport for 15 years.

He was very soft spoken and kind and loved people. He never knew a stranger. Dareld loved his grand-dogs, but mostly loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Private services will be held with full military rites performed by the Delphos Veteran’s Council.

Memorial contributions can be given to St. Jude’s or the Shriner’s Hospitals.