Darlyne LaVon (Nichols) Corell

June 15, 1920 ~ February 10, 2018 (age 97)

Darlyne LaVon Corell, 97, of Cedar Rapids (formerly Strawberry Point) passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Hospice Unit with many of her family by her side.  She was born on June 15, 1920, in Strawberry Point, the daughter of Earl and Adah (Michael) Nichols.  Darlyne attended school in Strawberry Point graduating with the class of 1938.


On July 25, 1950, Darlyne was united in marriage to Cletus Corell in Manchester.  Darlyne was employed by
Clayton County Courthouse, Auditor’s Office in Elkader, Carroll County Courthouse, Assessors Office in Carroll, and retired from Erickson Petroleum Company in Minneapolis.


Darlyne moved to Cedar Rapids in 1984 to be closer to family.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and playing cards.  She volunteered at American Red Cross.


Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Kramer of Cedar Rapids; daughter-in-law, Shirley Brandenburg of Cedar Rapids; a sister-in-law, Judith Corell of Callender, Iowa; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.


Darlyne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Cletus in 1983; her son, Richard Brandenburg in 2014; and a great-granddaughter, Katrina Howes in 1999.