Lay, Darwin Eugene 73

Darwin Eugene Lay
age 73 from Apple Valley, Mn. went to be with his Heavenly Father Thursday April 22, 2021. He was a graduate of Rapidan High School in Rapidan, Mn. Class of 1965. After serving in the United States Navy, Darwin received his “Landscaping Architect degree” from Camby Votech college. Darwin started his working career at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Eagan, MN. as their Head Groundskeeper from 1970-2002. Darwin was involved in missions trips to Argentina where he was part of building and establishing a bible college named, RIO DE LA Plate Bible Institute College.
Darwin started his own Volksmarching walking club and named it Minnesota Sneakers. A walking club that walked trails throughout Minnesota.
Darwin was a devoted Christian, beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He enjoyed camping at Lake Geneva Bible Camp and traveled the United States with his wife and friends to southern gospel quartet concerts.
Darwin was preceded in death by his father, John Lay, mother, Lillian Lay (Young), brother, David Lay and sister, Dianne Hague.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Marie Lay (Nivala), 4 children, Brian (Angi Bringen-Lay), Brad (Tiffany Townsend-Lay), Kristin Lay, Kandi (Dave Krueger), 9 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
At home with his family by his side, Darwin went peacefully to be with Jesus his Lord and Savior on April 22, 2021.
Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake, Minnesota 320-286-2534 www.swansonpeterson.com