January 13, 1960 - April 28, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30AM on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, lower church in St. Cloud for Darrell J. Gapinski, age 57, of St. Cloud who passed away on Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Scott Pogatchnik will officiate and burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Parish prayers will be prayed at 3:30PM Monday at the Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Darrell was born January 13, 1960 in St. Cloud to Aloysious and Carol (Teff) Gapinski. He married Lisa Marie Fritz on May 7, 1994 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. Darrell worked at Schaefer Ventilation for over 25 years. His work was meaningful and very important. He was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Darrell was involved in 4-H club for Popple Creek, and DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association). He was on the committee for Benton County Fair’s Tractor Pulling event. Darrell enjoyed camping, competing in tractor pulls, country music, taking photos, dancing, and organizing parties. He was a great talker, generous, always putting others before himself, hardworking, and had a great sense of humor. Darrell loved his family beyond words and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Lisa of St. Cloud; cat, Marley; mother, Carol Gapinski of Foley; siblings, Curt (Janell) of St. Cloud, Dustan (Susan) Gapinski of Foley, Anita (Christopher) Holloman of Green Bay, WI, Colleen (John) Zoffka of Sauk Rapids, Rod (Sharon Schlangen) Gapinski of Rice, Carolyn (Joe) Bous of Sartell, Guy (Kari Makowski) Gapinski of Foley, Jason Gapinski of Foley; mother-in-law, Judy Fritz of St. Cloud; father-in-law, Bernie (Katherine) Fritz Lees Summit, MO; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stephen (Maria) Fritz of Taylorsville, UT, Michael (Jerel Honer) Fritz of Minneapolis, Jon (Tera) Fritz of St. Cloud, Melissa (AJ Schneller) Hansen of St. Cloud; and many nieces and nephews; God children, Preston Gapinski and Tuesday Hansen.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Aloysious; God daughter, Eva Marie Fritz.