Daryl Lee Iverson

daryl iverson
Daryl Lee was born March 31, 1951 in Cresco, Iowa the son of Lauren H. and Selma G. (Benson) Iverson. He graduated from Crestwood High School in 1969. Following high school he went to NIACC where he went to school to become a mechanic. In 1972 Daryl joined the Air Force. During the service Daryl served at the Udorn Air Base as an ammunition specialist, it was in the service where Daryl met Boonmak (Cat) Kraison. Daryl and Boonmak were married on November 20, 1976 at the home of Daryl’s parents in New Hampton. In the late 70’s Daryl hauled concrete for Holschlag Construction, then he drove truck for Rausch Brothers Trucking, following that he worked as a carpenter for Steve Ellingson Construction until his retirement in 2007. Daryl loved fishing with Cat, classic cars and collecting treasures. He had a green thumb and enjoyed canning and making jam with Cat. Daryl was baptized and confirmed at Orleans Lutheran Church in Ridgeway, Iowa, and he was a member of Jerico Jo’s, where he spent time with many good friends and neighbors. He is survived by his siblings, Debbie (Larry) Peterson, of Rochester, MN, Deann (Galen) Staley, of New Hampton, IA, Doreen (Rod) Ellingson, of Saude,IA, Denise (Christian) Miller, of Cresco, IA, Darlene (Randy) Anderson, of New Hampton, David (Donna Smith) Iverson; dog, Paco; 17 nieces and nephews; and many more loving friends. Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Boonmak (Cat)

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  1. Everywhere we look at our house are memories of Daryl. He helped us rebuild the Harbor storage building, Bella’s play house and tearing out and putting in of doors and windows of our house. He was a force to be reckoned with when he had a hammer or a saw in his hand. Bella and I went out and spent an afternoon with him and Pako last summer. We took a walk and toured the town (Jericho), he seemed so comfortable there and we enjoyed our visit with him. We will miss him and his “dry” sense of humor delivered with a straight face no less!!You all are in our thoughts and prayers as he goes to join, Cat, Cookie,and Lauren and Selma.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Lester and Ruth Lueck

  2. I’m going to miss Daryl. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of Cat. Those two were the perfect couple. They are now together with’cook’! Daryl was the best neighbor and friend you could ask for. Peace to your family

  3. What a surprise! Just was visiting with him over Memorial Day! A great man always willing to give a hug and help people. He will be missed by many! Sandy & Dan Brummond

  4. Daryl was a high school classmate of mine. He made math class bearable! I am saddened to hear of his passing and send my condolences to his family.

    Linda (Jones) Conn

  5. Such a nice guy and he had wonderful parents, Lauren and Selma. Our Sympathy, Roger and Margo Pleggenkuhle

  6. Daryl was a wonderful brother. He and Cat raised our 3 children with us. Jess, Ross and Beth were always so excited to see them come over. We did everything together. Fishing, exploring, picnicking, playing dice and card games. Also gardening and canning. So many wonderful memories. Thank you Daryl and Cat. Save us a spot on your big white cloud! Love, Doreen

  7. Rod Ellingson (Brother-In-Law)
    Daryl was more than a brother-in-law to me. He was my fellow “junk digger”. He was my fellow co-worker. He was my friend. Miss you buddy! Ya made me cry!

  8. So sorry to hear of Daryls passing. He and Jack worked together for Holschlags many years ago. We always enjoyed visiting with him. He built a deck for Tom Holschlag and it is still standing, He made it to last and it did.

  9. We are sorry to hear about your brother. May his memories fill your hearts at this time and in the days ahead. All our sympathies to his entire family. David and Jeanne Roder

  10. Darlene – I am so sorry to hear of your brother Daryl’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Ann Grober

  11. I have too many good memories to mention…. from working on cars together to our first road trip. That trip was to pick up his future wife Cat down in New Mexico. He drove his 1967 Charger. After we would finish our work in my shop, him and I (and Paco) would go in the house and watch TV, usually the History Channel. I’m gonna miss you Go -Go! I love you!

    Your Bro Dave

  12. Sending deepest sympathy , prayers and hugs to the Iverson family. You are blessed to be a close-knit family and all of these wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time. God’s peace and love to you all. Dave and Terry Utterback

  13. To the Iverson Family. We were deeply saddened to hear of Daryl’s passing. We always had a good conversation, weather it be politics, the weather or family, Daryl always had his input. Like it or not!! 🙂 He was one of the nicest guys you could ever run into, I will will truely miss our little chats! R.I.P. Daryl We will miss You! Leo and Bev Dowd

  14. To the whole Iverson family, you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. May all the good memories carry you all through this difficult time. Pat and Tom

  15. Daryl and Cat lived down the creek from my grandparents when i was young and some of my earliest memories are of those two. Later on I worked with Daryl at Ellingson’s. Through Daryl, Steve, and Rod I was fortunate enough to hear many stories about my Dad from the old days. Funny dad never mentioned most of those stories himself.

    Quick story- We were building Rory Reicks’ house and while framing up an exterior wall with Daryl I shot a nail through a 2×6 that hit him square in the chest from about 2 feet away. I was mortified that i may have hurt him and he didn’t look happy with me. He finished the drag he was taking off his cigarette, reached down and picked up the bent nail and said smiling “I’m going to save this, so I can tell people about how you tried to shoot me.” Cool as hell

    Going to miss you Daryl. My best to the family

    Luke Severson

  16. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Daryl’s passing. Curt remembers all the great times the two of them had growing up together. I remember what a really nice guy he always was. To all of the Iverson family, we send our deepest condolences. Nan and Curt Cooley

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