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Darrell Claycamp


August 27, 2020

Darrell G. Claycamp, 83, was born May 5, 1937, in Hunter, Kan., to Emil and Inez (Diers) Claycamp and died Aug. 17, 2020, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina.

Darrell was a 1956 graduate of Mankato High School. Shortly after graduating high school he joined the National Guard. He then went to Boise, Idaho, to learn and pursue his career as a painting contractor.

He married Emma Colby, on March 22, 1965.

He was a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club and Mankato Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Darrell enjoyed raising Appaloosas, watching horse races and any sports played by KU and K-State. He especially enjoyed watching and attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s school events.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Emma; daughter, Gina Bulthaup (Mike) and sons, Nathan Bulthaup (Jacque) and their children: Kale, Jackson, Ashlynn and Wren; and Nicolas Bulthaup, all of Manhattan; sisters, Lois Blass, Beloit and Leota McCarthy, Manhattan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Curtis Lee Claycamp; brother, Wilbur Claycamp; and two sisters, Louella Brunner and Kathy Rines.

His funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, at the Mankato Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Dennis Beckman officiating. 

Interment followed in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association in c/o Melby Mortuary, P.O. Box 384, Mankato, Kan. 66956. Online condolences may be left at .


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