Darryle Allen Whiston, age 84, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023 in Grand Rapids. He was born on April 16, 1939 in Detroit, MI to the late Jesse and Ruth (Walz) Whiston. He married Phyllis Gill on July 25, 1961 in Flat Rock, MI.
Darryle graduated from Riverview Community High School and worked at Detroit Tubular Rivet Inc. for 40 years before his retirement. He was a family man who looked forward to buying an annual pass for Greenfield Village at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, which he loved taking his grandchildren to. Darryle also enjoyed camping and traveling, and was known as a handy man who could fix just about anything.
Darryle will be remembered and missed by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis; two daughters, Lisa (Todd) Chudy and Laura Marzec; three grandchildren, Kristina Bierl, Aimee Howard, and Lila Marzec; five great-grandchildren: Mia, Jack, and Max Bierl, Elizabeth and Alex Boswell; and brother, Norman Whiston.
He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Dennis Marzec; sister-in-law, Patti Whiston; and his granddaughter Aimee’s husband, Jason Boswell.
The Funeral Service for Darryle will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Laurie McFee officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Spring Lake Township Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Beautiful Soul Ministries in Grand Haven.
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