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August 3, 1940 - May 6, 2015

Darrel was born August 3, 1940 in Kasson, Minnesota to Henry and Evelyn (Bakewell) Zweifel.  He grew up on the family farm northeast of Mantorville.  He attended elementary school in Mantorville and graduated in 1958 from the Kasson-Mantorville High School.  He served in the United States Army, drove truck for several construction companies, and owned Darrel’s Mobil Station in Manotrville and Darrel’s Muffler Shop in Rochester, retiring in 1997.

Darrel began drag racing when he became eligible age, competing at many events in the Midwest and California.  In 1967 he won the NHRA US Nationals in the BMP class. In 1969 he started dirt track racing, having participated in races from coast to coast, winning many races and championships. Besides racing he enjoyed traveling, classic cars, tractors, and museums.

Darrel passed away  Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Horizon in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 74.

Darrel is survived by Marian Masters, her brother and sister Darrell (Bette) Masters, Darlene Casterton, and their families; and Joseph, Tabitha, Wyatt, and Braxton Cross.  He was precede in death by his parents, and brother, Donald Zweifel.

A visitation will be held 1-3 PM Friday, May 15 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.  Burial will follow in the Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, Iowa.

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