Howard Martin “Marty” Darnell, 68, of Marshall, IL passed away 8:10 AM Friday, April 16, 2021 at his residences following an extended illness. He retired from the LTV Steel Mill at East Chicago, IN after 32 years of services. Marty was born July 29, 1952 at Hammond, IN, the son of Lewis and Norma Sutton Darnell. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Paul David. Surviving are his companion of 25 years, Maureen “Moe” Mora; his mother, Norma Darnell, of Marshall; three sons, Steven Darnell of Hammond, IN, Richard Darnell of Marshall, IL and David Darnell of Hammond, IN; a daughter, Jennifer (Brian) Grcich of Cedar Lake, IN; grandchildren, Ava Darnell, Bowie Darnell, Jasper Darnell, Richard Eaton, Savannah Eaton, Hunter Grcich and Hailey Grcich; his best friend from childhood, Mike “Scurrie” Musgrove and wife, Debbie; several wonderful and loving cousins, including Dale Sutton and many other relatives and friends. He truly loved to fish, hunt and go mushroom hunting. Services in honor of his life will be 1:00 PM Wednesday at Pearce Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Duke officiating. Burial will be in the Vermilion Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 AM until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made directly to his family. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.