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Daryll Jamvold
Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton
Hiawatha , KS

Daryll Deane Jamvold 74, of Hiawatha, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020. He was born on January 23rd, 1946 to Alfred O. Jamvold and Elmira (Knudson) Jamvold of Everest Kansas.

Daryll attended Everest grade school and graduated Valedictorian of his class from Everest High School in 1964. He went on to Kansas State University where he was active in glee club and a member of the Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity, serving as their house President his Senior year. Daryll graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation he moved to Kansas City and began working for the Bendix Corporation as a Project Engineer.

Daryll married Sue Pudas in Madison, Wisconsin June 16, 1973. Daryll and Sue made their home in Kansas City, Missouri for several years. In 1976 they moved to Everest, Kansas and Daryll began farming with his father. In 1977 Daryll and Sue were blessed with a son, Dirk Deane and in 1979 they were again blessed with a daughter, Jill Elane.  

Daryll farmed all his life, his love for the land and agriculture was apparent in all he did. During the late 1990’s Daryll was passionate about developing a local market for corn growers. He was instrumental in the grass roots efforts that lead to the formation of AgraMarke, AgraMarke Quality Grains and Lifeline Foods. Daryll worked tirelessly in multiple leadership capacities in these organizations until his health issues warranted retirement.

After retirement Daryll continued to contribute to the agriculture world and his alma mater serving on the Agronomy Crop, Soil and Range (CRSC) Council at Kansas State University. Daryll officially retired from farming moving south of Hiawatha, Kansas in 2004. Daryll was a lifelong steward of the land and had a passion for conservation of the land he often told his children and grandchildren his only wish was to leave the land in better shape than when it was given to him, and he kept true to his word personally running the dozer and constantly making land improvements in his last years of life.

Daryll was a natural leader, he valued hard work, honesty, and morality and kept himself and others to a high standard on all accounts. He was a devout Christian man and a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Everest, Kansas. Daryll’s greatest joy were his children and five grandchildren. He and Sue treasured each of them and devoted much of their time to grandchildren. They enjoyed hosting sleepovers, vacationing, attending their activities and working on the farm with all of them.

Daryll is survived by his wife Sue of the home. A son, Dirk (Julie) Jamvold, Everest KS . A daughter, Jill (Darren) Handke, Hiawatha KS. Five grandchildren, Clarissa Jamvold, Cooper Handke, Aiden Jamvold, Clay Handke and Morgan Handke. A brother in law, Larry (Karen) Nelson, Overland Park, KS. Three nieces; Deborah (Dennis) Corrigan, Wilton, CT. Natalie Nelson -Herner (Chris) Davis, CA and Andrea(Tim) Priddy, Parkville, MO.  A step brother, Richard (Becky)Geiger Sr, Everest KS  and a step sister, Carol Monson, Plano, TX.

Daryll was proceeded in death by his parents, Alfred O Jamvold and Elmira Jamvold, a sister Nancy Nelson and his stepmother, Jeanne Jamvold.

Friends may call on Monday afternoon and Tuesday at the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton, Kansas.

A private graveside service will be on Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery north of Everest, Kansas. Memorials may be made to the Daryll Jamvold memorial fund to be designated later and may be sent in care of the mortuary. A special message may be sent to the family at









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