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post #61 of 80 Old 05-16-2012, 12:42 AM
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The grave side services were very touching. Many uniformed friends. We all did well until the 21 gun salute and then Taps. Darin had touched the heart of everyone that attended. A few of us were part of the motorcycle procession to the cemetery. After we got to the cemetery the Sgt mentioned that Sydney wanted all the motorcyclist to remain after the services. Darin's mother was first to come over and thank us and get a few hug and well wishes. Sydney came over and gave every motorcyclist a heartfelt thank you and hug. Then she walked throughout the motorcycles and asked who owned them. What a wonderful family Darin was part of.
Sorry I missed seeing you there today. I was looking for you.

What a wonderful way to remember a true gentleman, servant, and great man!

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post #62 of 80 Old 05-16-2012, 08:57 AM
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Great service, the walls of the church were bursting. All the pews were full, chairs added and people lining both sides of the church as well as people standing in the foyer. Wow what a great show of love and friendship. Darin touched many people in many ways, what a huge loss.....

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I remember your quiet confidence
I remember your easy smile
I remember your helping hands

I wish there were many more rides to share

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post #64 of 80 Old 05-08-2013, 05:14 AM
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Peace Darin

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post #65 of 80 Old 05-08-2013, 08:05 AM
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As a relatively new member I didn't know Darrin, but he must have been a wonderful man per all that knew him. It's always difficult to lose one of our m/c brothers, and brother in Christ. I went to the fundraising site but it was gone! Could someone please inform as to where we can go to help his family.
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post #66 of 80 Old 05-08-2013, 08:20 AM
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It is hard to believe that it has been a year already. I have his and Ben's pic up in my garage and look at them often.
Miss em both.

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post #68 of 80 Old 05-08-2013, 08:51 AM
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I never knew Darin, but he answered a lot of my questions on here that really helped me out with a couple of projects and it was obvious he helped a lot of people.

Even though I didn't know him, he was a fellow KLR rider and also a fellow corrections guy.

After his passing, I had a friend of mine with a vinyl cutter make me a small SLO-KLR sticker and it's on my bike as a memoriam. So, in some small way, he rides on here in Missouri.



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With a patch on my jacket and a decal on my bike, I think about Darin every time I ride. We miss you, brother.

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post #70 of 80 Old 05-08-2013, 08:15 PM
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I didn't know Darin as well as some of you but I feel privileged to have met and ridden with him a few years ago in Moab. He was someone that just knowing him made my life better.
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