Darrell H. Kohlmiller

Darrell H. Kohlmiller, 77, of Swansea, IL, born Thursday, February 25, 1932, in Edwardsville, IL, died Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Mr. Kohlmiller worked as an English Professor at Southwestern Illinois College. He taught for 54 years and his love for his students was legendary, as was his love for his family. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church since 1965. He was also a member of A.A.U.P. and an avid Cardinal fan.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Edmond L. and Lucille M. nee Ortgier, Kohlmiller
He is survived by:
  • Wife: Marilyn nee Doane, Kohlmiller
  • Sons
    • Darrell "Randy" (Mary) Kohlmiller of St. Louis, MO
    • Stephen Kohlmiller of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Heather Kohlmiller
    • Lindsay Kohlmiller
    • Amanda Hunter
    • Ben Hunter
  • Sister: Bonnie (James) Pearce of Columbia, IL
  • Great-Grandchild: Austin Schellhase
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Southwestern Illinois College - English Department or St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M., Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL and from 10 to 11 A.M., Saturday, November 7, 2009 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Saint Matthew United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Slone and Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.