|12/13/2018 2:40:00 PM|
Darin Wade Watland, age 45, of Shafer was called to his heavenly home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on December 6, 2018. He was in the ICU at United Hospital in St. Paul surrounded by family, following a brief illness.
Darin was born September 13, 1973 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. He was the son of Wallace and Janet (Engstrom) Watland. Darin graduated from Chisago Lakes High School in 1992 and lived in Shafer all of his life. Following graduation, he went on to learn the family business of well repair, and worked alongside his father for over 25 years. He was also very involved with the care of his mother until her passing in 2004. Darin enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering in the shop and being active in his church and Bible studies. His family and friends were a top priority and he enjoyed any time he could spend with them. Known for his kindness, servant heart, and easy smile, Darin will be greatly missed by many.
Darin is preceded in death by his mother, Janet Watland. He is survived by his father Wallace (Rebekah) Watland, sister Amy (Lee) Craig, nieces Sarah, Lindsey and Ashley Craig, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Alliance Church of the Valley in St. Croix Falls. Visitation was held 4-7 p.m. on Monday, December 10 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom and also one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Interment followed the service at Kost Cemetery in Kost.
Arrangements were by Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com