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Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday November 29th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday November 29th, 2021

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Darrell Donald Kinney, Jr.

Darrell Donald Kinney, Jr., passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 67 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Darrell was born on September 28, 1954 in Des Moines, to Darrell and Mary (Long) Kinney. Throughout the years, he resided in Des Moines, Adair and Greenfield before settling in Waukee. He worked hard to support his family, many times holding two jobs at the same time, which included: Pioneer Hybrid, FBG Service Corporation, Firestone, Johnston School District and even owning his own grocery store in Adair. Darrell married Charlene Proft on December 31, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee.

Darrell loved going all out decorating for Christmas and making candy for the holidays. He had a passion for old cars, which could be seen by the pride he took in his 1976 Lincoln Continental Town Car. He was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and adored spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Darrell is survived by his daughter Paula (Marc) Ernst of Waukee; son Andrew (Suzanne) Kinney of Adel; grandchildren Joseph, Natalee, Ahraya, Taylor and Emma and great-grandchildren Bentley, Nevaeh and Maelee. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Charlene.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 29, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m., both at Ernst Funeral Home, Waukee. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Des Moines. Darrell's service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at: www.facebook.com/ernstfuneralcremation at service time or anytime thereafter.

Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services of Waukee has been entrusted with final arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Kinney, Jr.

Kathy (Kinney)Nicolino Nov 27 2021 4:13 PM

To Donnie's children ,grandchildren ,and great grandchildren, We are so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of growing up with Donnie. They are good ones. He could always make me laugh. He will be missed. Aunt Nellie sends her condolences. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Love you

Deb Kinney Edwards Nov 27 2021 1:48 PM

Many memories I have of Donnie when we were young. Rest In Peace Cousin

Kathy (Kinney)Nicolino Nov 27 2021 10:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Kinney, Jr.

Kathy (Kinney) Nicolino Nov 27 2021 10:54 AM

The most beautiful thing in the world cannot be seen or touched they must be felt with the heart I love you Donnie and I will every much

Cindy Bird Nov 23 2021 4:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Kinney, Jr.

Betty Lundy Nov 23 2021 2:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Kinney, Jr.

Cindy Bird Nov 23 2021 2:16 PM