Darrell John Elvik, age 69, Clark, died at his home on Thurs., April 22, 2021.
Funeral services will be held on Fri., April 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Furness Funeral Home Chapel at Clark with Pastor Mark Tracy officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Clark. Family members will serve as casket bearers. The visitation will be two hours prior to services in the chapel.
Darrell John Elvik was born on March 12, 1952, at De Smet, the son of John and Jessie (Cross) Elvik. At a young age, the family moved to Chaska, Minn., where Darrell started school, and then the family moved back to South Dakota to the town of Vilas, near Howard. They later moved to De Smet and then to Lake Preston where he graduated 8th grade. He later obtained his GED. Darrell attended trucking school in Wisconsin.
In 1972, he began a career of long haul/over the road trucking. Over the years he drove for several trucking lines; he also owned and operated his own rig, driving for Schneider Trucking. Darrell then drove for Crete Truck Lines out of Lincoln, Neb., driving over 5 million miles, retiring after 21 years. While on the road, he listened to the Art Bell show and to Johnny Cash. Darrell was known for being a practical joker, drawing someone in with a story that, later, turned out to be pure story!
On Oct. 29, 2013, he was united in marriage to Cindy Lou Swanberg Brown in Midwest City, Okla. The couple moved to Clark seven years ago. He loved being outside working in the yard and the house. In his free moments, he enjoyed watching baseball and rodeos.
Preceding him in death were his mother and sisters, (in infancy) Nancy Ann Elvik and Helen M. Elvik Thomas.
Survivors include his father, John Elvik of Lennox; his wife, Cindy Lou of Clark; children, Shavonna (Mike) Vick of Monticello, Iowa, Tami (Benjamin) Campbell of Holden, Mo., Mary Louise Brown of Moundsville, W. Va. and Wyndi (Tim) Fietkau of Norman, Okla.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 10 siblings, Alvin R. Elvik of Portales, N.M., Beverly (George) Enderson of Dubuque, Iowa, Carl H. Elvik of Carthage, Elaine Elvik Bailey of Aberdeen, Fern M. Gomes of Logan, N.M., Gordon L. Elvik of Milbank, Ivan M. Elvik of Carthage, Jesse J. Elvik of Kennewick, Wash., Donna (Timothy) Rost of Circle Pines, Minn. and Grant E. Elvik of Mora, Minn.
Arrangements with the Furness Funeral Home in Clark where there is an on-line registry at www.furnessfuneralhome.com