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Darin Andreasen

May 29, 1974 — June 8, 2023

Darin Wayne Andreasen (49) passed away on June 8, 2023 at his home in Bear River City, Utah after a courageous two year battle with renal cell carcinoma (Kidney Cancer).  Darin was born May 29, 1974 in Brigham City, UT; the second of six children born to Alan Wayne and Carol Ann Simcox Andreasen.

Darin grew up in Bear River City enjoying the freedom of country living, jumping bikes (and people) at the park trails, exploring Dead Man’s Cave and anything else adventuresome.  He was an outdoorsman who loved to shoot firearms, hunt, fish, and teach those willing to learn how to do the same. Darin considered himself to be an “expert” at anything he did.

He attended Bear River Elementary (Century Elementary now), Bear River Middle School and graduated from Bear River High School. 

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  As a youth he was active in Cub Scouts, earning the Arrow of Light award and participated in scouting activities.  He played on the first soccer teams that came to the valley with his dad as coach.  However, baseball was his love where he played Little League and Pony League.   Every sport or activity he played came easy for him but also serious, even Badminton could become heated due to his competitive nature.

Darin had a distinct and strong voice that could be heard for miles. Some could mistake his gruff voice as being calloused, but he had an extremely kind heart.  He loved to joke around and was quite witty with remarks to add seriousness and humor to any situation.

After High School he worked at Southern Post, Vulcraft, Hansen Log Works, Brigham Heating and Air Conditioning, and most recently Brigham Implement.

He married Dawn Olsen (later divorced).  They had one son Ryker; Darin loved being a dad, his son was his life and he said “His greatest accomplishment”.  He shared his love of baseball with him and they played catch for hours on end and traveled to many baseball games and tournaments.

Darin loved to learn about animals and watched many TV documentaries about them.  This spring his health limited his activity so he enjoyed watching the eagles build their nest in the tree by the cemetery, watching them take turns sitting on the eggs and going for food.

He was a dedicated 49ers supporter and an avid NASCAR fan, NEVER missed a televised race, and traveled to see several races in person.

Darin is survived by his son Ryker Andreasen, mother Carol, brother Traver G Andreasen (Ivy), sisters Janae Griffiths and LaChelle Enright and his cherished nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father Alan, two brothers Brandon Wade and Rory Dee Andreasen, one brother-in-law Jason Griffiths and grandparents Golden and Fern Andreasen, Howard and Connie Simcox.

Thank you to his team at Huntsman Cancer Institute, his hospice nurse, Fyre, visitors, and all who helped get him to treatments and showed concern for him and his family.

Darin chose to be cremated.  A visitation will be held on June 29, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am with a funeral at noon.  All services will be held at the Bear River Church, 5870 N 4700 W, Bear River City, Utah.  Interment will be in the Bear River City Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed below.

 

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