Darryl Nishimura

Obituary of Darryl Yukimi Nishimura

Darryl Yukimi Nishimura, age 54, of Coralville, Iowa, died suddenly on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Darryl Yukimi Nishimura was born on September 3, 1965, in Hawaii, the son of Richard Tsugimi and Judith Yukie (Kiyonaga) Nishimura. Darryl graduated from Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and The University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from The University of Iowa. Darryl was a Research Scientist and was employed by the University of Iowa for over 27 years. Darryl is survived by his wife of nearly 25 years, Carla (Franzen) Nishimura; one daughter, Taryn Nishimura and one son, Jacob Nishimura, all of Coralville; one brother, Derek (Trina) Nishimura and one sister, Debra Lynn (Ryan) Ching, all of Kaneohe, Hawaii; his father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Jean Franzen of Fort Atkinson, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Crystal (Patrick) Halverson of Rogers, Minnesota; one brother-in-law, Nathan (Shantelle) Franzen of Marion, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Judith. Due to the current State of Iowa restrictions on social gatherings, a public memorial has not been planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Darryl’s family for a designation of their choice at a later date. To share a thought, memory, or online condolence with Darryl’s family, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.