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Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, burns the hall’s bank note in May during the RV Industry Power Breakfast. (Truth Photo By Justin Leighty, File)

Darryl Searer (Photo supplied)
RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Searer recovering from emergency heart surgery

Posted on Aug. 22, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 22, 2013 at 1:15 p.m.

ELKHART — Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame and chairman of Ultra-Fab Products, is recovering from heart surgery following a weekend heart attack.

Barry Cole, chairman of the hall of fame’s board, made the announcement Thursday morning, Aug. 22.

“Over the past weekend Darryl suffered what he considered possibly symptoms of a heart attack and contacted his cardiologist,” Searer said in a written announcement about Searer’s condition. 

“An examination on Monday proved inconclusive so more extensive tests, including an exploratory heart procedure, were conducted on Tuesday. His doctor concluded that Searer, in fact, had suffered a mild heart attack and his condition was serious enough that he should undergo immediate emergency quadruple bypass surgery,” according to Cole.

Following the surgery at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Searer was progressing well, according to Cole.

“He is blessed by catching this in time, and please join me in sending a prayer his way as he continues his recovery,” Cole said.

Searer has overseen a turnaround in the hall’s fortunes, pulling it back from the brink of closure to a point where the hall finished paying off hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank loans in May.