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Darwin D. Omdahl, 84

Darwin Dale Omdahl, age 84, of Bakersfield, CA, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his home from complications of kidney failure.

He was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Beebe, SD.

Darwin served in the Navy during World War II, in the Pacific/Guam area.

He married Goldie Anderson (daughter of the late Hugo/Lucille Anderson of Kingston) in 1948, and moved to California in 1958.

Darwin started Omdahl Harvesting and did custom farm work up and down California and parts of Nevada until his retirement in 1982. The business that he started still continues today under the name of Lamp Chops.

Darwin is survived by his wife, Goldie; daughters Linda Jacobs of Anchorage, AL, and Sharon Whatley of Portland, OR; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial celebration took place Saturday, July 21, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield, CA, with Pastor James Larson officiating.