Darrell Wurdinger

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Darrell F. Wurdinger, 87, of Belleville, IL, born April 17, 1930, in Belden, NE, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at his residence.

Darrell was a Korean War Veteran. He served in the United States Air Force for 1951-1954 and served in Korea in 1952. After discharge from the military, he worked briefly for McDonnell Douglas and Scott Air Force Base as an Aviation Mechanic. He then worked for the United States Army Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis, MO. He retired from the federal government in 1985 as a Logistical Management Specialist. Darrell was a charter member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. For twenty years of his retirement, he was very involved with the St. Mark / St. George’s Food Pantry, serving fifteen years as coordinator. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #58, VFW Post #1739, and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) and its local chapter #1019.  He was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, “Go Big Red” and all-around St. Louis sports fan.  Darrell was very proud of his entire family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years, Darlene A., nee Humphrey, Wurdinger, whom he married on July 5, 1957, and died on February 24, 2007; his parents, John E. and Josephine M., nee Pflanz, Wurdinger; a son, Jay R. Fields; brothers, Clarence, Richard, and Duane (in infancy) Wurdinger; a sister, Luella Carmen; a daughter-in-law, Donna Fields; and a granddaughter, Arwen Fields.

Surviving are his children, Morris Fields of Dunedin, FL, Terry (Diane) Fields of Smithton, IL, Barbara Wurdinger of Belleville, IL, Bonnie (Mike) Schaefer of Belleville, IL, and Kathy (Steve) Bamvakais of Belleville, IL;
five grandchildren, Tony Volpitta, Wade (Shana) Fields, Jaimy (Ryan) Voigts,
Rian (Katie) Beatty, and Brooke Schaefer;
nine great-grandchildren;
a daughter-in-law, Mary Fields;
two brothers, Eldon Wurdinger, and Marlin Wurdinger;
a sister-in-law, Diane Wurdinger;
and many nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss him dearly.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark / St. George’s Food Pantry, St. Mark Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Brian Robison officiating.

Burial with honors will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.



3 Comments on Darrell Wurdinger

Sherri Armes Koenig said : Guest Report Aug 08, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Dear Kathy, Bonnie, Barb and Family. So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have many fond memories of being at your house as a kid. Praying God keeps you all in His arms and gives you His comfort and Peace. What God Hath Promised God hath not promised Skies always blue, Flower~strewn pathways All our lives through; God hath not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. But God hath promised Strength for the day, Rest for the Labor, Light for the way, Grace for trials, Help from above, Unfailing sympathy, Undying love. ---------Annie Johnson Flint

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Mike and Jackie Scydick said : Guest Report Aug 07, 2017 at 2:54 AM

Kathy and Steve - I wish we could be there so you could feel our hearts and arms surrounding you in this difficulty time. Prayers and Hugs

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Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2017 at 6:46 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201 W Winter St, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819 or Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980, for immediate assistance if required.

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