Darwin McClain Hallberg, 88, of McGregor, Iowa died on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. Darwin was born February 2 1932 to Henry and Marie (Bachtell) Hallberg in McGregor, Iowa.He graduated from McGregor Highschool in 1950. Darwin joined and proudly served in the United States Marines from 1952 to 1954, during the Korean War
Darwin was united in marriage with Patricia Wagner on May 2, 1959 at St Mary’s Catholic Church McGregor. Two children were born to this union. They later divorced. Throughout the years, he worked as a truck driver, retiring from Family Dollar. Darwin was always a hard worker including working on the farm with crops and cattle. He remained active and enjoyed having a “Mug Beer” during happy hour with his friends at the Riverview and Pocket City Pub. Darwin looked forward to having morning coffee with friends at their house and going out to meet.
Surviving Darwin are his two children, Darci (Tom Burke) Jones of McGregor, Iowa and Gregg (Shelly) Hallberg of McGregor, Iowa; six grandchildren, Peter (Chelsey), Anna (Don), Sara, Adam (Cydney) Jones and Tayler (Luke) & Alison Hallberg; eleven great-grandchildren; brothers, Lynn (Gay) Hallberg and Keith (Laurie) Hallberg, all of McGregor, Iowa; sisters, Maureen Hansen of Palo, Iowa, Janann Lang of McGregor, Iowa, Zola Hallberg of Sparta, Wisconsin and Connie (Paul) Christianson of Guttenberg, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Hallberg; parents, Henry and Marie Hallberg; brothers, LaVern Hallberg and Neil Hallberg; sister, Patricia Jorgensen; niece, Erin Hallberg; nephew, Dan Hallberg; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Hansen and John Lang; and a great grandson Jaxson Jones.
Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at First Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.