Darrell P. Salatin


Darrell P. Salatin of Sunman was born on March 1, 1944, in Batesville, a son to Clarence and Irene Elizabeth Huber Salatin.
He married Kristy Lindemann on June 21, 1980, at St. Jacobs United Church of Christ-Blue Creek.
He owned and operated a diesel repair shop in Penntown and also worked at Casket Distributors in West Harrison.
Darrell was a charter member of the Sunman Life Squad, on which he served for over 30 years and was president for 25 years. Having served in the United States Army, he later was a member and commander of the Sunman American Legion. He also was a former member of the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. and helped establish the Sunman Area Youth (SAY) soccer program.
Darrell coached Little League and many softball teams and played in over 40 softball leagues. He was an avid IU and Bobby Knight fan and loved going to the Indianapolis 500, an event he attended for over 40 years.
Darrell enjoyed mowing grass, gardening, camping, playing cards and country music, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family and attending all their activities.
On Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at the age of 74, he passed away at the Waters of Dillsboro with his family present.
Survivors include his wife, Kristy; children Tracy (Rick) Meyer of Oldenburg, Theresa (Nick) Schmelzer of Cincinnati, and Jonathan (Emilie) Salatin of Lawrenceburg; grandchildren Peyton, Morgan and Colt Meyer; Paul, Luke, Emma, Peter and Alana Schmelzer; and Laken, Weston and Adalynn Salatin; one sister, Roberta Struewing of Batesville; one brother, Robert (Peggy) Salatin of Batesville, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia Ann Salatin; and one daughter, Tammy L. Salatin.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Burial with military honors provided by the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery at Hubbell's Corner.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Darrell Salatin.
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