Conroy Funeral Home

Darst W. Herman

Service: 2:00pm Mon. July 12th, 2021
Location: Conroy Funeral Home
Herman, Darst W., 93, of Springfield, passed away peacefully at Southbrook Care Center on July 1, 2021, with family at his side. He was born July 27, 1927 in Celina, Ohio. After graduation from Springfield High School in 1945, he joined the Navy and proudly served his country. Darst started his 40-year engineering career at YSI in 1999 and retired from Forward Technology in 2013. He was a master craftsman of wood, designing and making furniture which was unique and different. He also enjoyed being one with nature, feeding the birds, walking through lush green grass and gazing at blue skies. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marge of 70 years, parents Dale & Lonita Herman, sister, Lois Wood and niece, Cindy Wells. Leaving to cherish his memory is his daughter Linda L. (Charles) Parcels of Mesa, AZ, granddaughter Stephanie R. (Aziz) Fenjiro of Fairfax, VA; and sister, Ruth (Mark) Mehringer of Los Angeles, CA, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and his beloved cat “Simon”. Darst lived by the motto “Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.” He will be greatly missed by all who have been blessed in knowing him. The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 p.m. on Monday, July 12 at CONROY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).