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Darrell, the "Tree Guy", passed away peacefully after a short stay at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa on July 10, 2020. Darrell was born in Wright County, Iowa to William Sr. and Lura Rout on July 22, 1939. He was one of seven siblings. He grew up in Dows, Iowa. After high school, he met Fran on Halloween of 1963 and they later got married on December 14, 1964 and had three children. They lived in a few places but settled in Huxley, IA for 30 years until later moving to Cambridge.

During his lifetime he had many different jobs but there was nothing he loved doing more than his tree and mowing business and took pride in all of his work. He continued working until he was no longer able.

He was always known to tell a joke and to have a good sense of humor.

He will be missed by his wife, Fran; daughter, Tracey Roberts (friend Marty Morgan), and her children Heather and Taylor, and their father, TJ Roberts; son, Corey (Kris) Rout, and their children Samantha, Aaron, and Nikki; son, Kevin (Amy Terhaar) Rout; siblings, Dewayne (Wanda) Rout, Roger Rout, Phyllis (George) Collison; brothers-in-law, Gary Carlson and Jack Mathews; sister-in-law, Arlyce Rout;, great-granddaughter, KayElla; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Rout Jr.; sisters, Margaret Mathews, and Carol Carlson; and grandson, Tanner Moore.

If you wish to send a sympathy card or condolences to the family you may send to
107 S. Water St.
PO Box 435
Cambridge, IA 50046