Darrell L. Sasse

Darrell L. Sasse
8/29/1945 - 6/11/2018

Darrell Lee Sasse of Plymouth, passed away June 11th 2018 at the age of 72. Darrell was born August 29, 1945 to Orlyn and Martha (Kleine) Sasse. He attended grade school at District 87 in Harbine and graduated from Diller High School in 1963. He was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Diller. In 1965, Darrell joined the Army Reserve unit out of Fairbury, NE. His training was conducted at Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Polk, Louisiana. He was honorably discharged in 1971 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1957, at the age of 12, Darrell, along with his father and two brothers, Leroy and Larry, rented a farm together and continued to farm as Sasse’ Brothers until his brothers passings. He then continued to farm by himself.
At the age of four Darrell met Sondra Ebke, daughter of Alfred and Hilda (Grummert) Ebke. Unbeknown to him, she would be his future wife. The parents of Darrell and Sondra, being close friends and living only one mile apart at this time, spent many hours visiting, playing cards and going places together. On August 31, 1969 they were married and moved to the Otto Mueller farm. Darrell enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and spending time with family.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Sondra; one son, Darren Sasse; one daughter, Dana Upchurch and husband, David (Guido) Upchurch; grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley Sasse, Zachary and Mikhaela Bergmeier; and many nieces and nephews.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Leroy and Larry Sasse.
Services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday June 14th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Diller, NE. The Family will greet friends Wednesday June 13th from 6 to 8 pm at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

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