Dr. Dennis Dale Darnell, DVM, 65, of Mio, Mich., formerly of Manchester and Spencer, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, Mich.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
Dennis was born on May 20, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, to the late Homer and Helen (Kray) Darnell. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1968. Dr. Darnell operated a private Veterinary Practice in Spencer, and later worked for USDA Veterinary Services in Manchester and in Northern Michigan.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Diana J. Darnell; daughter, Lynda Viedenkamp and husband, Mark of Spencer; son, Todd Darnell and his wife, Genevive of Marion; his former wife, Georgia Ann Darnell of Spencer; step daughters: Elizabeth Bishop Mack and husband, John of State College, Pa., and Melissa Bishop of Alexandria, Va.; step son, Jeff Bishop of Houston, Texas; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled be Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, Mich.