Steven C. Darrah
1955 - 2020
March 14, 1955
November 15, 2020

Steven C. Darrah

March 14, 1955-November 15, 2020

Steven Craig Darrah, age 65, of Waverly, Iowa, died Sunday, November 15, 2020, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Steve was born March 14, 1955, in Postville, Iowa, the son of James and Zona (Stevens) Darrah. Steve graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1973. He then entered the United States Navy serving from 1973 to 1979. On June 11, 2005, Steve was united in marriage to Dawn Moeller at Centennial Oaks Country Club in Waverly. Around 1980, Steve started working at Crystal Heating and Plumbing. After a number of years he added the Excavation Division to the company. Steve took great pride in being a business owner and community person. He sold his company in 2017 and became semi-retired staying on at Crystal and working (if that's what you'd call it).

As a Mason, Steve was a member of Tyrell Masonic Lodge in Waverly where he was also an active member of Eastern Star. Lifelong member of the A.M.V.E.T.S., past President of Waverly Chamber of Commerce, former member of Kiwanis, and also enjoyed giving back to his community by volunteering many hours to WSR Booster Club and Wartburg Athletic Department.

Steve loved to golf, watch NASCAR (he was a Martin Truex Jr. fan), take drives (never going the same way twice) and all of the volleyball travels. He truly enjoyed family time with the kids and grandkids, especially in his recent retirement years. He and Dawn have a home in Florida which they enjoyed so very much together during the winter months. That was something he always looked forward to. The time spent there was special. Steve simply enjoyed life and having fun.

Steve's memory is honored by: wife, Dawn Darrah of Waverly; five children, Steven James (Jaime) Darrah of Shell Rock, Ryan (Leah) Kuhrt of Des Moines, Kiersten (Aaron) Foster of Waverly, Lauren (Jarod) Peters of Dysart, and Morgan Kuhrt of Waverly; six grandchildren, Katelin (Nick) Dennie, Ryan Darrah, Jonathan Darrah, Shiloh Darrah, Winston Peters, and Lennox Peters; two great-granddaughters, Hadley and Hazel; two sisters, Sherri (Steve) Dralle of Waverly and Sandi Renner of Waterloo; and sister-in-law, Diane (Gary) Reinhardt of Waverly. Steve was preceded in death by: his parents; father and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Lavonne Moeller; two sons, John Lee and Michael Craig Darrah; and a brother-in-law, Rand E. Renner.

There will be a private family visitation at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20, at Crosspoint Church in Waverly, where the casket will be open for viewing and the service will be streamed on Kaiser-Corson's Facebook page. Burial will follow at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly with the Waverly Area Veterans Group giving honors. Due to COVID 19 masks and social distancing are required at the church and cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Waverly Area Veterans Post or to Steve's family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at 319-352-1187

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Published by Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on Nov. 18, 2020.
Funeral service
Crosspoint Church
, Waverly, Iowa
Funeral services provided by:
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home
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So sad to hear about Steve. I I was with in the Navy with Steve and Dick Polk. I met Steve in Tennessee at a school he was a great friend. I came home with him one weekend and he took me flying with a friend he always wanted to get his pilots license. My condolence To his family. We ended up in the same squadron in Lemoore California and on the Kitty Hawk together
Blake Jacobso
November 22, 2020
This makes me so sad. I was in the Navy with Steve and me and three others have been looking for him for years. We were trying to set up a meeting for the five of us that went through boot camp and "A" school together. I would very much like to speak with Steve's wife and share a few of our memories. Steve was a shipmate and a brother, he will be missed.
Dick Polk
November 21, 2020
Dawn, Morgan and Darrah family we are so sorry for your loss Steve was one of the great ones. He will be truly missed. Thinking and prayer for you.
Val Whitman & Danny Donahue
November 19, 2020
Natalie Vondrak
November 17, 2020