Darrel R. Johns, 93 of Syracuse, passed away on September 7, 2023, at the Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born on December 20, 1929, to Charles & Edna (Haeffner) Johns in Cook. Darrel joined the Army in 1949 and later joined the Navy in 1951. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1955.

On December 21, 1952, he married Margaret Pieper in Cook. They moved to Syracuse in 1958 and made this area their home for 65 years. Darrel was a farmer and caretaker of the land until he retired in 1995. He was a 60+ year lifetime member of the VFW and 55 year member of the American Legion. Darrel also enjoyed hunting, especially for deer.

He is survived by his children: Alan Johns of Lincoln, David Johns of Fairbanks, AK, Dale (Darla) Johns of Syracuse, Karen (Stan) Marshall of Young, AZ, Sharon (Kevin) Thorne of Nebraska City, Dean (Rose) Johns of Abilene, KS; 12 Grandchildren; 17 Great Grandchildren; brothers Duane (Maryln) Johns, James (Karen) Johns; sister-in-law Nancy Parker; also many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter-in-law: Cindy Johns, parents-in-law Edward & Anna Pieper, brothers Roland Johns & Myron Johns.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Luther Memorial Church in Syracuse. The service will be livestreamed on the Luther Memorial Church, NE YouTube page. Burial will follow the service at the Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Syracuse.

Memorials are suggested to the Syracuse Rescue Squad or Family’s Choice.

Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse