MARENGO – Darrell K. Busse, 57, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at JourneyCare in Woodstock after an exemplary fight with cancer.
He was born March 9, 1956, to Stanley and Berniece (Pierce) Busse in Belvidere. Darrell graduated from Marengo Community High School in 1974. He graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in marketing.
After he graduated from college, he was a sales representative for various companies throughout southern Illinois and Texas, and for the past eight years he was an appliance repairman for Huntington Service Company in Marengo.
He enjoyed the outdoors and cruising in his newest prize possession, a 1975 Triumph Spitfire.
He is survived by his father, Stanley Busse; his sister, Karen Standley; his brother, Daniel (Beth) Busse; his nephews, David, Joey and Michael Busse; and his aunts, Cathy Busse and Evelyn (the late Don) Koplin.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Berniece Busse; his brother-in-law, Thomas Standley; his grandparents; and many aunts and uncles.
A celebration of Darrell's life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St., Marengo, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Glen W. Borhart officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 225 N. Michigan Ave., No. 1210, Chicago, IL 60601.
Arrangements were handled by Marengo-Union Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.
For information, call 815-568-8131.