In Memory of Daren Edwards


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday May 22, 2021
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

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5:00 pm
Saturday May 22, 2021
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

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Daren Allen Edwards, age 61 of Plum City, WI passed away unexpectedly at his residence on May 17th, 2021. Daren was born March 29, 1960 to Sylvester and Florence (Davis) Edwards in Syracuse, NY. After High School, Daren enlisted in the United States Army where he served 4 years. During that time, he met the love of his life Faith Bloomstrand. Daren and Faith were united in marriage on September 17, 1981 in Denmark. This union blessed them with two children, Dustin and Heather. Daren continued his education after being discharged from the military obtaining many degrees but was currently working towards his doctorate in education.

Daren was a man of many trades, throughout his life he dabbled in just about everything; construction, greenhouses, handy-man work, farming, and teaching. Teaching was one of his greatest passions, the pursuit of knowledge was a constant in his life. Ambitious is the perfect word to describe Daren for he would reach for the stars and take on new challenges. Owning many businesses over the years he was described at an experimental entrepreneur from building inspector, wineries, farms, hydroponic greenhouses just to name a few. Daren will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched over the years in his many business ventures, to his students that he taught.

Daren is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Faith; children, Dustin (Amy) Edwards, Heather (Keith) Mark, grandchildren: Alexia, Amilia, Wyatt, and Kylie, sister, Elaine McKelvey, Brenda (Ray) Syzmanski, brothers, Tom Edwards, Bob (Mary) Edwards, brother-in-law, Keith Sherwood, sisters-in-law: Fay Albarado, Tana (Lee) Langer, brother-in-law, Darren (Shelly) Bloomstrand, and mother-in-law Delores Bloomstrand. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Florence Edwards, sister, Diane Sherwood, brother-in-law, Jim McKelvey, and father-in-law, Lorin Bloomstrand.

A visitation will take place from 3:00 – 5:00pm, Saturday May 22, 2021 at O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 130 North Grant St. Ellsworth, WI 54011. At 5:00pm military honors will be presented by the Frank – Gillis American Legion Post # 365.

Memorials may be directed to the Frank-Gillis American Legion Post # 365 PO Box 32 Plum City, WI 54761.

Services are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth, WI. 715-273-4421,

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  • I am so very sorry to hear this incredibly sad news. Although I only knew him a short time, he definitely had an impact. Such a kind, honest hard working man. I don’t know that I’ve ever met a harder working person in my lifetime. Always with a smile and a kind word. Always telling stories of his beloved grandchildren. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to work with him and listen to so many great stories and bits of wisdom. My heart goes out to your entire family. Dustin, Faith, Amy, and all others. I’m so very sorry. God bless you all.

  • To Daren’s family…I will always have very fond memories of Daren at school. We always talked about his commercial kitchen and now the bakery, as I am the granddaughter of a baker from Alma and I loved working there as a young girl. His generous nature was one of the things he was very known for at school…always supporting fundraisers and giving his tickets to others…I enjoyed a German meal through tickets he gave me. His Christmas candies, his baked goods and breads he passed around…we LOVED Monday’s! I taught summer school with him and the kiddos enjoyed his edible “bird nests” and all of the fun things he did! He will truly be missed. I will miss our talks…a kind soul…you have my sympathy and love…Kandi

  • Edwards Family,
    Our hearts go out to each of you during this difficult time. Daren was always a caring, kind and giving man. He would always ask how our family was. He would always ask about our youngest sons path by saying: How’s my little buddy? He taught our youngest & they worked well together.
    He enjoyed talking about his family and spending time & making memories. Treasure those memories!
    God bless you in the days ahead.
    With heartfelt Sympathy
    Corey & Kati Hanson