DARLA KRISTINE McCURDY was born on March 5, 1961 to Roger and Carol (Jiran) Buelow at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and was raised in Anoka, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka where she was active in the youth group. As an adult she was water baptized at the Country Church in Ruthton, Minnesota. Growing up she was involved in piano, dance and 4-H and worked as a candy striper and nurse in training. She completed her education in Anoka and then the nursing program at Anoka Tech. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Anoka and later at the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone, Minnesota. She really enjoyed her work with the children as a Para-Professional in Verdi, Ruthton and Pipestone, Minnesota and at the Heartland Colony. On November 1, 1980, she was united in marriage to Marvin McCurdy at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka. After their marriage, they lived in the Twin Cities and moved to the Verdi area in 1981. On Sunday, March 8, 2020, she died at her home at the age of 59 years and three days.
Over the years, she was very active as a 4-H leader from about 1989 to 2014 in Verdi and Altona Townships. She often taught Sunday school at Zion Lutheran in Anoka, Grace Lutheran in Lake Benton, Minnesota and Country Church in Ruthton. She enjoyed selling Avon, accompanying her husband on over the road trucking trips, camping and bonfires. She also enjoyed crocheting, cooking, camping, motorcycle trips, poker runs and was an avid MN Vikings’ fan. She loved spending time with her children and grandkids. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and especially about her foot ‘always had a leg up’ and ‘danced in circles’. She was very kind hearted and would help out anyone. She had a strong faith in her Lord.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Marvin McCurdy of Verdi; three children, Chad McCurdy and his fiancé, Jackie Wiebelhaus of Brookings, South Dakota, Chris McCurdy of Ruthton and Channa McCurdy and her special friend, Justin of Franklin, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Lucy, Philip and one on the way; one sister, Marcy McConnell and her husband Roger of Ruthton and one brother, Dana Buelow and his wife, Erica Buelow of Zimmerman, Minnesota; and close-as-brother and sister, Shawn and Maria Johnson. She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Buelow.