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Daniel Nuernberger

Daniel Nuernberger

Daniel John Nuernberger, 72, of New Athens, IL; born on January 17, 1945 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud, IL.

Mr. Nuernberger retired after 35 years as a supervising underwriter for SafeCo Insurance Company. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. He was a United States Army veteran serving at Fort Amador in Panama. Dan was also a farmer. He enjoyed working with model cars and was an expert on World War II history.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Wilbur and Alice, nee Baehr, Nuernberger. His son – John Daniel Nuernberger. Father-in-law – Leroy Vielweber. Brother-in-law – John E. Main.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly fifty years – Mary Jo, nee Vielweber, Nuernberger whom he married on December 23, 1967 at St. John United Church of Christ. His daughter – Kelly (Timothy) Brandenburger of New Athens, IL. Two grandchildren – Tyler and Kaitlyn. Brother – Victor (Deb Reeves) Nuernberger. Sister – Julie Main. Mother-in-law – Dorothy (Melvin) Wagner. Sister-in-law – Judy (Jim) Newman. Brother-in-law – Jim (Phyllis) Vielweber. Godsons – Bradley Main and Barry Mehner II. Numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ, St. Louis Children’s Hospital or New Athens Home for the Aged.

Visitation: Friends may call at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..

Funeral: Services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Prayers for those he left behind. May GOD grant him everlasting peace in the kingdom of heaven. Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for your friendship through the years.

    Posted by: William Wilderman – Chesterfield, VA – Family Dec 13, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    MaryJo, Kelly, Tim, Tyler and Kaity and the rest of the Nuernberger family: our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Posted by: Tanya Brown – Smithton, IL Dec 14, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    I am praying and thinking of all of you.
    God Bless

    Posted by: Betty Schwebel – Swansea, IL – Family Dec 14, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Thoughts & Prayers Mary Jo, Kelly & Nuernberger Families. Cherish all the good memories you have made. Dan will be watching over all of you from Heaven.

    Posted by: Becky (Hoover) Blomenkamp – Freeburg, IL – Friend Dec 14, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    My heart goes out to you MaryJo, Kelly and the rest of the family. Dan was such a sweet guy. Words just can’t express how hopeless one can feel at times like this,when we lose someone so suddently. So know that you have many people who love you all so much and are there to give you comfort and support.

    Love, Jeanne

    Posted by: Jeanne Jansen – Fairview Heights, IL – Family Friend Dec 14, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

    Posted by: Cindy Coughlin – Baldwin, IL – friend Dec 14, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    Dan was a lovely man and a joy to work with at Safeco so many years ago.

    Posted by: Andrea Salivar now Boulais – Chesterfield, MO – Coworker Dec 14, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. Though I can’t be with you during this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are there. Dan was a good guy and I am glad to have known him

    Posted by: Jim Nuernberger – Decatur, IL – Family Dec 15, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Darryl & Dody Hagen – Lenzburg, IL Dec 15, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    Mary Jo & Family,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss.

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Bruce Lischer – New Athens, IL Dec 15, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    Thoughts and prayers to your entire family, Dan was an incredible man and we are all better people for having the pleasure of him being in our lives

    Posted by: Don and Ruth Bishop – New Athens Dec 15, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    Mary Jo

    I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing! He was a nice man and good neighbor! I will miss seeing him walk the block and wash his truck weekly!

    Posted by: Kacie White – New Athens, IL – Neighbor Dec 15, 2017

  13. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sorry we couldn’t get my Dad (Butch Carr) down for the funeral. Dan was part of our family and a brother to my dad.

    Posted by: Kris Sleeman(Carr) – Sunfield, MI – Family Friend Dec 16, 2017

  14. Administrator says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Neurnberger family for your loss. May your memories and God’s grace sustain you.
    Lynne and Lori Schneider

    Posted by: Lori Schneider – Paderborn, IL – Acquaintance Dec 18, 2017

  15. Administrator says:

    I worked with Dan as a peer and then as a manager at Safeco back in 1988-1997. Dan was such a great guy. He was very humble and did the work of two or more underwriters. If you gave him the 8th VIN character of any 60’s or 70’s muscle car, he could tell you what engine was in it. I remember when his son died and how heartbreaking it was for the vast number of people that worked with

    Posted by: Jim Swegle – Bellevue, WA Dec 28, 2017

  16. Administrator says:

    Thoughts and prayers to your family. Dan was the greatest mentor I’ve known, always so calm, had all the answers, generous to share and teach. I am thankful to have known and worked with him.

    Posted by: Siu Chu – St Louis, MO Dec 30, 2017

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