We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Lawrence Wilbert Darnstaedt

A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 for 86 year old Lawrence Darnstaedt of Jacob, IL, who died Wednesday, January 16, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL.

Lawrence was born October 29, 1927 in Jacob, IL, the son of Gustav and Ida (Guetersloh) Darnstaedt. He married Nora Moeller on May 4, 1951 in Chester, IL and she survives of Chester, IL.

Also surviving are six children, Debra Beckman of Campbell Hill, IL, Laura Vasquez of Chester, IL, Lisa Sutton of Murphysboro, Heidi Bunselmeyer of Jacob, IL, Larry Darnstaedt of Jacob, IL and Todd Darnstaedt of Carbondale, IL. 15 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren and three step great-great grandchildren along with one niece also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one nephew and one grandson.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm Friday, January 17, 2014 and after 7:30am Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral service for 86 year old Lawrence Darnstaedt will be held at 11am Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Rev. Michael Kettner officiating.

Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Chester, IL.

Memorials can be made to Christ Lutheran School or Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, IL or to donorís choice.