Darwin Delmer Nuss


June 24, 1935 - September 28, 2013



Darwin Delmer Nuss was born to Arthur and Adeline (Fuerst) Nuss on June 24, 1935 in Tripp SD.  He attended school in Tripp and graduated from Tripp High School in 1953.  He joined the Air Force right out of high school.  He was a photographer in The Air Force.  After his four years of service in the Air Force he returned to Mitchell and worked several years as a photographer for the Daily Republic.  This is where he met his wife, Shirley Jarabek and married her on May 20, 1961.

While working at the newspaper he also managed the Mitchell Moose Lodge for nineteen years.  Around 1985 he took a job managing the Elks for approximately three years.  He then ventured to his Marine business.  He worked at Dakota Pork and after retiring from Dakota Pork he ran the Marine business fulltime.  He sold his Marine business to help and aid Mitchell Vo-Tech in the motor sports area, retiring in June of 2010.  But retirement fell short as he began driving for the railroad transport service until the time of his death.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge since 1967 receiving the highest honor of the Pilgrim Degree in May 1983.  He was also a member of the American Legion and the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

When Darwin was not busy, he enjoyed being with his grandchildren, playing cards, boating, fishing and telling stories.

Darwin is survived by his five children:  Randy (Faithe) of Mannington WV, Lisa (Glen) Weber, Tim, Jeff  (Donna) and Stephanie (Steven) Dirkes, all of Mitchell;  sisters:  Sally (Jack) Tucek, Platte, Karen (Dan) Weber, Tripp, Gloria (Chuck) Oorlog, North Sioux City NE and Debbie (Todd) Kenworthy, Sandpoint ID; brother, Dale (Jan) Nuss, NH; eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.



Tuesday, October 1, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, October 2, 2013
10:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1412 West Cedar
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Pat Wibben on October 12, 2013
Tim and family, I am so sorry to here of Dar's passing. He was a great person and a fun guy to visit with. He will be deeply missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
Posted by Glenn & Theresa Broski on October 2, 2013
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Dar's family. We had a lot of great times at the
Elks when he managed there.
Posted by Margie (Edwards) Larson on October 1, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Darwins passing. He was always fun to be with at our family Sunday get togethers at Uncle Joe and Aunt Sissie's. He will be missed. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of his family. Love you all Margie.
Posted by Tammy Hubka on October 1, 2013
Terry and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to your family. Since there were many years between our ages, I didn't have the same shared memories as my brothers and sister. My memories are of Dar as an adult with a family he cherished, the cousin who people would seek out for his humor and stories, the son who provided comfort and kindness to his aging parents, the fisherman who shared fishing stories and fishing holes with Wips, Velma, and me, the cousin I didn't really know through my interactions, but the cousin I knew through my observations and stories shared at the 4th of July gatherings, weddings, anniversaries, and family get togethers. With love and caring, Tammy (cousin)
Posted by Debbie (todd)Kenworthy on October 1, 2013
our deepest heart felt sympathy goes out to the family. my god be with you in this trying time.
Posted by Diane Moke Lawrence on October 1, 2013
such a sweet, sweet man..Such fun times I remember at the moose with Duane playing in his band and I so enjoyed out little chats when he stopped to pick up the railroad guys at the motel..We would always reminisce..My love and sympathy to Randy, Steph and the rest of his family
Posted by Jerome Gau on October 1, 2013
Sorry about the news, my thoughts are with all the family. All my hunting friends are leaving for better hunting grounds, we will all have a hunting reunion. God bless and be with you.
Posted by Ronald Nuss-Warren on September 30, 2013
I was not able to enable the JAVA script so please pass this note on to the Darwin Nuss family:

My heart goes out to all of you. Carolyn and I have you in our prayers and thoughts. I remember Darwin with much fondness. As one of the younger cousins, I always looked up to him. He brought so many new interesting items and ideas into our lives. My favorite grade school picture is the one that he took--it was in the second grade. His spirit and attitude are what I give thanks for. May pleasant memories help with the loss you feel. With love, your cousin Ron.
Posted by Joe Murphy on September 30, 2013
Tim &Family, Dar was a great guy he will be truly missed. Your family is in our prayers.
Posted by Andrea,Morenz on September 29, 2013
Steph & family, our very deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. Your whe family is in our thougts and prayers.
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