2-5-1941 to 7-3-2019
We announce the passing of Daryl Clarke Krugman, wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Although saddened, our hearts are filled with joyous and loving thoughts of Daryl, and a lifetime of treasured memories.
As an elite young athlete, champion, and college recruit in nearly every sport he played through high school at Parma and Western High Schools, “Dary” ultimately accepted a football scholarship to the University of Missouri, where he would play under Hall of Fame Head Coach, Dan Devine. While playing QB, halfback, defensive back, and punter at Mizzou, he was part of several nationally ranked teams, including the Tigers’ undefeated Orange Bowl winning 1960 squad which is still regarded as the greatest in the program’s 120-year history.
After college and throughout his life, Daryl remained passionate about playing, coaching, and supporting his favorite sports and teams, especially football, basketball, racquetball, handball, and golf. His friends and family were constant sources of tremendous pride and joy, as was his tireless work ethic. But nothing ever meant more to Daryl than Micky, the absolute love of his life and wife of 57 years. From the moment they met, on her first day of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, Daryl would devote his life to making her smile, being her best friend, and building and sharing a beautiful life and family together.
As Daryl always loved to say, every day you live is given to you to make choices. So, please choose to make a positive difference in someone's life, wherever you can, and celebrate those who have made a positive difference in your life, whenever you can.
A Celebration of Life service is being planned to take place in Daryl’s hometown of Parma, Michigan. Daryl is survived by his wife Mary Katherine (Micky), brother Ron (Nina), sons Clarke (Lanette) and Christian (Krystie), daughter Kyle (David), and five grandchildren: Patrick, Kathryn, Kendall, Morgan, and Noelle.