Darrold D. Tatman

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mass of Christian burial for Darrold D. Tatman, 80, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Rev. Tom Flannagan will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Darrold Dean Tatman, son of Oren and Leona (Langford) Tatman, was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Milford, Ia. He received his education in the Milford school system.

Darrold served in the United States Marines during the Korean War. He was inducted on Feb. 14, 1952, and was honorably discharged on Feb. 8, 1954.

On Nov. 3, 1956, Darrold was united in marriage to Dorothy Wede at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. To this union three children were born.

Darrold and Dorothy lived near Sioux Rapids where Darrold farmed and raised cattle for many years. After retiring, he and Dorothy moved to Okoboji where they have made their home.

Darrold was a former member of the Sioux Rapids American Legion, the Little Sioux County Club, where he got a hole in one, and currently the Milford American Legion. Darrold enjoyed playing cards, going to the YMCA and visiting with his coffee group. He especially loved being with his family.

Darrold passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Lakes Regional Health Center in Spirit Lake, Ia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a great grandson, Matthew Chizek.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Okoboji, Ia.; his children: Linda and Loren Scheiber of Des Moines, Ia,, Sandy and Rod Radosevich of Hastings, Minn., John and Sheila Tatman of Spencer, Ia.; grandchildren: Rhiannon and Matt Chizek, Lee John and Ashley Geisinger, Joshua Geisinger, Kasha and Joshua McLay, Tayler Tatman and Chance Tatman; great-grandchildren: Cooper Chizek, Carter Chizek, Emma McLay and Addison McLay; brothers: Dale Tatman of Arizona, Bill Salman of Florida, and Ron Salman of Florida; sisters:Wynona LaHood of California, Joyce Wilson of Milford, Ia. and Darlene Eisenhard of Wisconsin; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.