Mr. Wilbur "Red" M. Daringer
- December 14, 1927 - December 11, 2011
- New Palestine, Indiana
of Wilbur's Passing
New Palestine United Church
15 East Main Street
New Palestine, IN 46163
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“My heart was very much saddened to hear of Red's passing. I had joined the NPVFD in 1985 and met so many wonderful people including Red. He was like...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Beth (Rader) Burkhardt - IN
“I knew Red for most of my teenage years. I was one of many children he influenced while umpiring at Doe Creek. I remember well a time that I was...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jennifer Kendrick Hoover - IN
“When my mother married Luther Murnan, they were both 80 years old. I knew nothing about New Palestine, as I lived in indianapolis. But I soon heard...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Maureen Jackson - IN - Friend
“My deepest sympathy to all the family.
"Red" was always kidding me to move out to God's country.
My co-worker, my buddy, you are now in God's...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Terry Martin - New Palestine, IN
“Red umpired many of our boys (Chad & Josh) baseball games. He was a great umpire & friend. We are sorry to hear of his passing.
The Bob Marshall...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Bob & Susie Marshall formerly of New Palestine Indiana - FL
“Wilbur, With all your years of involment in youth baseball and football while serving your community as a volunteer firefighter,knowing how many...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Kennedy - New Palestine, IN
“Where do I start??? I actually met Red before I met Red. I moved to New Pal while Red and Florence were in Florida (snow birding). Having new in...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jim and Susan Burns - Colfax, LA
“Wilbur, you will be missed by so many! You always had a big heart and took care of us all when we moved to New Palestine. My family all loved you...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Rhonda Conover - MI
“What a wonderful man! Red was kind and funny and always uplifting. He made me feel at home the first time I met him at the Firehouse. He and I...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Beth - Greenfield, IN - Friend
“I first meet Wilbur "Red" (is what I called him) when I started working at the fire department located on main street in New Palestine. He offered me...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Murphy - Fountaintown, IN
Wilbur "Red" M. Daringer, age 83, of New Palestine, Indiana, passed away December 11, 2011. The son of Russell and Helen (Peters) Daringer, Red was born December 14, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Upon graduating from Warren Central High School in 1946, Red enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he received the WW II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. He later attended Butler University. Red retired in 1991 as a repairman with AT&T. Red was a member of New Palestine United Church, where he held numerous offices over the years; Greenfield American Legion Post 119, F. & A.M. Lodge #404, Telephone Pioneers of America. He had also served on the Sugar Creek Township Advisory Board, the New Palestine Cemetery Board and was a volunteer firefighter with the New Palestine Volunteer Fire Department. Red also served as timekeeper at New Palestine High School football games and was an umpire at Doe Creek Elementary School.
Pastor Carl Coffey will officiate at services 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011 in New Palestine United Church – 15 East Main Street. Burial will follow in New Palestine Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011 at the church and after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Survivors include his wife, Florence E. (Pell) Daringer of New Palestine, whom he married on November 21, 1951; daughters, Cathy Andrews (Thomas) of Brownsburg, Karen S. Shelnick (Paul) of Oregon, Ohio and Julie Daringer of Indianapolis; sons, David L. Daringer (Linda) of Greenfield and Michael A Daringer (May) of Bainbridge; brother, Rolla F. Daringer (Dotty J.); grandchildren, Jennifer Daringer, Christopher Andrews and Cole Shelnick.