David D. Nuernberger, 67, of Marissa, IL; was born on June 5, 1948 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL to Dolores, nee Germaine, and James Nuernberger of New Athens, IL; passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Dave retired from Nascote, Ind. on June 4, 2010. He was also a coal miner, truck dispatcher and a welder. Dave was a volunteer firefighter both in New Athens and Marissa beginning at 19 years old. He volunteered at Memorial Hospital Auxiliary after retirement. Dave was a huge NASCAR fan and Cardinal fan and sometimes the Rams. He liked fishing with his buddy, Jerry. He loved spending time with friends and family.
Dave lived 13 years with cancer.
What cancer cannot do:
Steal eternal life
Conquer the spirit
Invade the soul
Dave was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores; father, James, step-father, Homer, mother-in-law, Lois, father-in-law, William; sister-in-law, Judy; nephew, Jonathan.
He is survived by his wife Brenda, nee Schneider, Nuernberger whom he married on June 28, 2002 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens. Four children – Jennifer (Jeremy) Donaldson; Kathy Youngman (Griffin Tripp); Danny (Jennifer) Nuernberger; Matthew (Alicia) Nuernberger. Four step-children – Kelly (Jeff) Rowold; Jim (Chris) Rader; Jared (Naomi) Rader; Keri (Troy) Feldman. Four brothers – Jim (Kay) Nuernberger; Bruce (Nancy) Nuernberger; Bob (Cathy) Bush; Chuck Bush. Two sisters – Dody (Darryl) Hagen; Lisa (Jimmy) Bodendeick. Eleven grandchildren – Chance Nuernberger; Cole Absher; Jacob Rowold; Grace Rowold; Kamryn Rader; Jay Rader; Kendyl Rader; Arek Rader; Lauren Rader; Ryan Feldman; Emersyn Tripp. Also survived by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tilden Presbyterian Church, Heartland Hospice or the Chronic Disease Foundation.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Rest in Peace my friend, until we meet again.
Jim and Pam
Posted by: Jim and Pam Hammel – Waterloo, IL – Friend Sep 12, 2015
RIP, cuz. Pain is gone. Peace at last.
Posted by: Paul Nuernberger – Jefferson City, MO – Cousinz Sep 12, 2015
So sorry for your loss. God Bless.
Posted by: Judy Edwards – Swansea, IL Sep 12, 2015
We love and miss you uncle Dave, keep on smiling!
Posted by: Jason Schneider – Spring, TX – Nephew Sep 12, 2015
May fond memories of Dave bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before he passed away. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Posted by: Huffman Family – Beckemeyer, IL – Friends Sep 12, 2015
Dear Brenda & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May “special memories” bring you comfort.
Posted by: Jake and June Behnken – Sharpsburg, GA – Friend Sep 12, 2015
Dave, u were a great friend!!
I will miss you!
Posted by: C – IL – Friend Sep 12, 2015
So sad you are not with us any longer, Dave, but happy you don’t have to ensure any more pain and suffering. Aunt Joanie.
Posted by: Joanie Sims – Lee’s Summit, MO – Nephew Sep 13, 2015
R.I.P. Dave … We have great childhood memories …Doza Boys & Iris
Posted by: Iris Doza Davis – Alvin, TX – Childhood Friend Sep 13, 2015
Our hearts & prayers are with your family Dave as we know you are in a much better place looking down on your family & friends. What an awesome God we have. Thank you Jesus for the loving memories you have given to Daves family & friends.
David & Tammy Polley
Jim & Kays family (Kays bother in law & sister)
Posted by: David & Tammy Polley – Decatur, IL – Family of Jim & Kay Sep 13, 2015
So sorry for your loss. He fought the good fight
Posted by: Ron and Judy Dill – new Athens, IL Sep 13, 2015
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Posted by: amy becker – o’fallon, IL – cousin Sep 13, 2015
My deepest sympathy to my sister Brenda, with the loss of the love of her life. She has a heart of gold and a never ending love for Dave. He will be missed by so many, Till we meet again.
Posted by: Donna Kearns – New Athens, IL Sep 13, 2015
Though we’ve been separated by many years, the memories of our childhood remain. I will miss him. Condolences to all of you. Judy (Gloeckler) Winter
Posted by: A friend Sep 13, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Dave was such a loving good friend. We will miss him
Steve & Nancy
Posted by: A friend Sep 13, 2015
My heart hurts for all of you. I was so sorry to learn about Dave’s death. We had many good times many many years ago when we were kids. I am so glad we got to see him a couple of years ago and reminisce a little. My prayers are with you all. Love you all Betsy.
Posted by: Betsy Ross Cox – Albany, GA – Cousin Sep 13, 2015
My sympathy goes out to you and your family . God be with you
Posted by: marilyn brinkmann Sep 13, 2015
Brenda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. When you look up into the night sky and see that bright star shinning down on you, that is David. God is amazing and has prepared a place for all of us to meet someday. Until then peace to you my friend.
Posted by: Pat Murphy – Collinsville, IL Sep 13, 2015
So sorry for your loss Brenda and family. Dave was a great guy. May he rest in peace knowing he was much loved by his wife and family. Love you all
Posted by: Judy Italiano – Beaver Dam, WI Sep 13, 2015
My heart aches for you, Brenda, my dear friend! Dave was an awesome, brave, and caring man. Any time I ever spent with you & him was filled with joy & laughter! He fought until he couldn’t anymore. He will be missed. I will cherish all the memories of him. Prayers for strength! Love and hugs!
Posted by: Gail Cockrell – New Athens, IL Sep 14, 2015
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
Posted by: Michelle Howe – Houston, TX – Friend of Jim Nuernberger Sep 14, 2015
Brenda and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was such a wonderful guy…always had that great smile on his face and a hug to offer. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He fought so hard…may he now rest in peace. And Brenda…you are one of the strongest women I have ever known, always right by Dave’s side through it all. Always know what a blessing you were to him. You and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
Love~Tom & Amy Drake
Posted by: Amy Drake – New Athens, IL Sep 14, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to Dave’s family and friends. Gary and Jean (cousin)
Posted by: Gary and Jean Beggs – Swansea, IL Sep 14, 2015
Brenda our sincere condolences,thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family and especially for Dave. What a great guy. We had some fun when we were just little kids in New Athens. Love , The Dave Jockenhoefer Family
Posted by: A friend Sep 14, 2015
Rest in Peace my dear–dear friend.. We had many good times in high school and after that I will remember and cherish forever..Till me meet again
Posted by: Ruth Ann & Jon Hanft – New Athens, IL – Friend Sep 14, 2015
May God bless Dave and comfort the Nuernberger family during this difficult time.
Posted by: Chip & Kathy Gray – Swansea, IL Sep 14, 2015
There are no words to take your pain away……please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your love was so strong!
Posted by: Kelly Trautman Sep 14, 2015
Brenda and kids, I’m with you all in thought and prayer. I wish you peace and lasting beautiful memories. Hugs. Love you all.
Posted by: Jeanne Trotter – Columbia, IL Sep 15, 2015
Love and prayers to the family of a great friend. Our roads in life separated us 50 years ago. Hopefully we will see each other again in heaven. God Bless you Dave.
Posted by: William Wilderman – Chesterfield, VA – Childhood friend Sep 15, 2015
David, I only met you once or twice through the years as your brother is married to my sister Kay, just like your brother Jim, you are so pleasant. Stranger you don’t know, & a person you could not say no to. An angel of Gods looking over your family I believe you are. While you are missed by so many & this world is lost without you.
Posted by: Tammy Polley – Decatur, IL – Family Friend Sep 10, 2017