Darrell Harold “Knuckles” Willems, 61, of Halfway, died June 21, 2005, at the Boise Veterans Hospital.

Darrell was born at Algoma, Wis., on April 13, 1944, to Leonard and Doris Willems. After graduating from high school he joined the U.S. Army. He served from October 29, 1958, until May of 1970.

After his discharge from the Army he lived and worked in the Portland area as a heavy equipment operator. He later made his permanent home in Halfway.

Darrell and Fadyne Hurtado were married on Aug. 28, 2002, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Halfway. Darrell enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends. He was a member of the VFW Post, No. 7847.

Survivors include his wife, Fay; his son, Guy Willems; four stepdaughters; numerous grandchildren; and other relatives; and his faithful canine companion, Sari.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post, No. 7847, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 1, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor