November 2, 1940 – December 24, 2021
Daryl Arend, 81, from Algona died of his earthly life on December 24, 2021 surrounded by his daughter. The private burial will take place in the Calvary cemetery in Algona. Visitations will be held Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona.
Daryl (DA) Arend was born on November 2, 1940 to Edward and Dorothy (Hilyard) Arend. He quickly grew up in the life of a farm child helping with household chores while attending the Catholic School of Saint-Benoît. From an early age, his report cards showed his desire for anything automotive related. In his early teens, he discovered a passion that would be an essential part of his life, racing. At 15, he owned his first racing car.
In 1960, Daryl married Gloria Green. After 30 years of marriage, Gloria and Daryl have built their lives on Grove Street in Algona, Gloria having two wonderful children, Chris and Sally.
Daryl and his brother Bob owned and operated the family business, B&D Automotive, for many years, while Gloria used her ambidextrous talents as a housewife and dressmaker.
Daryl’s passion for racing was ongoing. Although he never officially raced himself, DA owned dozens of race cars over the years, competing primarily in modified cars and sprint cars. This passion was a family affair, with multiple cross country trips in pursuit of trophies on asphalt and dirt.
Chris joined the Lord in 1984 after battling cancer. Gloria reunited with Chris in Heaven in 1990 after also battling cancer.
Daryl met Irene Ricke in the early 1990s with whom he built his life until her death. Throughout his life he has always done something with his hands. Daryl could fix anything and had meticulous attention to detail that was second to none. If he wasn’t in his workshop working on a race car, he could be found outside working on the acreage he and Irene owned. If asked directly, he would tell you that all pets were painful, but his deep connection to dogs was hard to deny.
Daryl left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was a straightforward realist, imparting his skills and life traits to his children and grandchildren. He had an infectious laugh that was complimented by a can of cold Pepsi everywhere he went.
Those who are to honor and cherish the memory of Daryl are his daughter, Sally (Dave) Petersen; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren; Special friend and companion, Irene Ricke and her family; and one brother, Robert J. Arend.
Lentz Funeral Home of Algona helps the family. Condolences can be left to www.lentzfuneralhome.com;