Darrin Orlen Stemson, 48

Published 10:46 am Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Darrin Orlen Stemson, 48, of Ocala, Florida, formally of Austin, Minnesota, and Owatonna, Minnesota, passed away July 30, 2015, at Ocala, Florida, Hospital from a brief illness.



Darrin was born on May 28, 1967, in Austin, Minnesota, Mower County, to Orlen and Darlene Stemson. He grew up in rural Austin and was baptized and confirmed at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Darrin served in the United States Army in 1985 and received his honorable discharge in 1986. He sang at his mother’s wedding to Raymond Nichols in October of 1986 and was very contented to have Ray as his stepfather.

Darrin enjoyed and loved living in Florida; all the trees that surrounded him where he lived reminded him of Northern Minnesota. Family and friends were most important to Darrin. There was a small get-together that was held in Florida for his friends.

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Darrin is survived by his mother Darlene (Raymond) Nichols of Owatonna; his special friend Lou Hughs of Florida; his uncle Dennis Kressin; cousins: Jennifer (James) Meyman and family, Duane, Jeffrey, and Rick Johnson and families, Bryan Stemson and Debra (Morris) Klouse and family.

He was preceded in death by his father Orlen on June 12, 1985; his grandparents; and aunts and uncles.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church rural Austin on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Internment will be at Red Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.