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Garland Darrell

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 10:00am-1:00pm at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME 9200 S. 27th St. Oak Creek followed by a service at 1:00pm. Interment will take place at Forest Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.



We mournfully announce the passing of G. Darrell Wimmer, 72, of Oak Creek, WI.  Darrell passed away on October 30, 2022, one day short of his 73rd birthday.

Darrell was born to Rufus and Mary Lou Wimmer on October 31, 1949 in War, West Virginia. He was a force to be reckoned with from the get go, graduating from Whitewood High School in 1968.  Following graduation, Darrell enlisted in the United States Air Force and was a Munitions Maintenance Specialist and Explosive Operator.

Darrell was married to his wife Theresa (nee Simonetti) for 51 years.  They had two wonderful daughters Jennifer (The Original) Wimmer and Carrie (The Favorite) Silkey with bonus Son-in-Law Kevin Silkey.  He was the best Pa in the world to his grandchildren Ethan, Benjamin, Maximus, Madeline, and Callahan. When Darrell retired, he devoted most of his time to fishing and family.

Darrell was also an active member of Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Post 434 Oak Creek, Legion Honor Guard, Oak Creek VFW Post 8482, and VFW Honor Guard.  He was an avid Honor Flight fundraiser with his partner George, selling more bracelets than anyone would have thought possible.  Darrell was also Oak Creek American Legion Veteran of the Year (2017) and the Oak Creek VFW Veteran of the Year (2018).

Services will be held Thursday, November 3rd at  Heritage Funeral Home in Oak Creek.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a service at 1 p.m.  Interment with military honors to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Oak Creek.

In true Darrell fashion, please attend in jeans and a flannel.

In lieu of flowers, Darrell requested memorial donations to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight

For those attending visitation or service, locations will be available for card/donations to be forwarded to the Honor Flight.

Darrell lived a full and vibrant life with more friends than you could count. His family meant more to him than words can describe.  We will miss him dearly.


  1. David Forray November 1, 2022 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Darrell was a awesome man. Aways stopping In at the shop and bring us his maple syrup. My condolences to whole the family.

  2. Tonnie Schmidt November 1, 2022 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know Darrell, but I know he raised an amazing champion for children’s education in his daughter Jenn. May he rest in peace.

  3. Jackie Breeden November 2, 2022 at 6:39 am - Reply

    We send our deepest condolence, to his family.

  4. JAMES WILLIAM Oswald November 2, 2022 at 8:21 am - Reply

    At American Legion post 434 in Oak Creek, we will miss him dearly. He was MR. Brat and hotdog man. He made tons of money for honor Flights. He ate more sauerkraut than
    he sold. We always exchanged fishing stories. The American Legion of Oak Creek will miss his smile and gentle way—Finance Officer OZZIE.

  5. Jodie Dziuba November 2, 2022 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Jenn, prayers to you and your family.

  6. Jill Corbett November 2, 2022 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. I know Jen talked very highly about her father and the wonderful impact he has mad on your family. May your memories help bring you a little happiness during this sad time.

  7. Nancy Deffenbaugh November 2, 2022 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Sending my deepest condolences to your entire family. May you find peace and comfort in the memory of him.

    • Heather Steinborn November 2, 2022 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      “Uncle” Darrell was a force to be reckoned with. I was friends with his niece Shannon, but we all affectionately called him Uncle Darrell. He was a wonderful man who loved his family & I don’t ever remember him having an unkind word about anyone, or any thing. He will be missed.

  8. Billie Mullins November 2, 2022 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    To the Darrell Wimmer Family, wife, daughters, grandchildren,sister and brother. I loved him dearly and will miss just hearing about him. I hope you all will find some relief from the pain of grief and comfort in the wonderful memories he has left you with.

  9. Dennis November 2, 2022 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I bought Darrell tri glide. I will be there with flags out. He was a great man. . I will annor him with his bike

  10. Earl and Christine Cole November 2, 2022 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Darrell was a kind, gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor and warm smile. We enjoyed seeing him each year at the Whitewood High School Reunion. He will be missed.

    Earl and Christine Cole

  11. Quynh Trueblood November 3, 2022 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Dear Wimmer Family,

    You are pure light always wrapped around each other and letting friends in to eat and laugh around Mom and Dad’s kitchen table. When Jen, The Original, tells you, “You’re in” it’s a real moment. To be “in” the glam bathroom renno, the straight up kidding and endearments for Dad, and knowing he was everywhere, doing everything, on the regular to make life for all hum with humor and zest – is precious. You are a remarkable family..

    Loving you,

    Quynh, Joe, Reed, and Tess Trueblood

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