- March 16, 1958 - April 17, 2017
- Battle Creek, Michigan
of Darrell's Passing
Humane Society of South Central Michigan
2500 Watkins Road
Battle Creek, MI 49015-8609
85 Calhoun Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017
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“Darrell and I were classmates K-6. Many happy memories. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
1 of 37 | Posted by: Ruth Riley - Highland Park, IL
“Very saddened and shocked at the unexpected death of Darrell. Have been working together the last several months on a building project at U.S....Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Dennis & Jeanne Fitzgerald - MI
“Teri, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
3 of 37 | Posted by: Chrissy Moore - Battle Creek, MI
“I went to high school with Darrel and you talk about being a family man he was so like that when we were young alsoPlease accept by dearest sympathy...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Etta Thayer - Battle Creek, MI
“Darrell was always a very kind and gente person Irealy liked him when I knew him 30 years ago. I am a ex brother in law and watched him grow up into...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: Larry Slusser - AZ - Friend
“We are so sorry for your loss
6 of 37 | Posted by: L McPeck - East Leroy, MI
“My deepest condolences to Terri, Jake and Andrea and children.
7 of 37 | Posted by: Kathy Cummins Black (Brady) - FL
“Teri - my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I was shocked at the news and wish so much to take your pain away. Mary Frisby
8 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Frisby - Battle Creek, MI
“I bought my first Cameo from Darrell! He let me make payments on it, which was and is not the norm with most people. One day I drove in his...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Karla Leversee-Mitchell - CLimax, MI
“Dear Teri and family: I was sorry to hear of Darrells passing. He was a true friend and a great deal of help when we put the new roof on the BE...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Russ Clutter - Battle Creek, MI
“Dear Teri, My heart goes out to you in your loss. You are so dear to me and I"m sorry for your sadness.You and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Kathleen Strang - Battle Creek, MI
“I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF DARELL HE IS SUCH A GREAT GUY I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE KNOWN HIM.HE WILL TRUELY BE MISSED BY EVERYONE THAT KNEW HIM
12 of 37 | Posted by: SALLY DINGEE - MARSHALL, MI
“Teri we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Darrell. He was a wonderful guy and will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you during this...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Tom and Mary Zavitz - MI
“We had lots fun traveling with our parents. His famous line was hungry. Prayers go to all his family and friends. We will have an empty spot in...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Ruthie Ruggles - Smith - MI
“Teri,My thoughts and prayers are with you and with your family.I know that you will have many happy memories to sustain you in the days, months and...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Jim Pearl - Battle Creek, MI
“So glad Teri you found that "Love of Your Life" . Many never do! You will always be able to hold onto the memories that you both had and those with...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Bev Reilly - Bluffton, SC
“Teri,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers,Much love from all of us at Kalamazoo CAA.Amber
17 of 37 | Posted by: Amber Leverette - Kalamazoo, MI
“Dear Teri and the Maisner family: Our condolences. May your love for Darrell, and Darrell's love for you, never perish.
18 of 37 | Posted by: Your Friends at EightCAP, Inc. - MI
“Haven't seen Darrell in a long time. Whenever I saw him, it was like seeing him the day before. Good fellow and kind person. My prayers go out to...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: MIKE HENRY - PEKIN, IL
“My deepest sympathies on the loss of Darrell.
20 of 37 | Posted by: Kate White - Okemos, MI
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
21 of 37 | Posted by: Ruth Heyn - Nashville, MI
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this vey difficult time.
22 of 37 | Posted by: Ruth Heyn - Nashville, MI
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May joyful memories fill your days. Amy Dillon
23 of 37 | Posted by: Amy Dillon - Lansing, MI - Friend
“Our deepest sympathy, Teri stay strong.Bob and Diane Stuart
24 of 37 | Posted by: Bob Stuart - Houston, TX - Friend
“Thoughts and prayers to the family.
25 of 37 | Posted by: Lynne Brutsche-West - Kotzebue, AK
“My thoughts and prayers are with all the families. May God give you the strength to go through the days ahead of you.He will be missed by family and...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Ruthie Ruggles/ Smith - MI
“My thoughts and prayers are with all the families. May God give you the strength to go through the days ahead of you.
27 of 37 | Posted by: Ruthie Ruggles/ Smith
“IT HAD BEEN SO LONG SINCE I HAVE SEEN YOU DARRELL BUT YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED I MISSED YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER AND WILL MISS YOU TOO,
28 of 37 | Posted by: DONNA DEBOWSMITH - BATTLE CREEK, MI
“Teri and family,I'm so grateful to be among those that knew this amazing man. Working with him at the lumber yard made coming to work a pleasure. ...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Young - Bonita Springs, FL
“A great person to have known - An outstanding person to have worked with for thirteen years.I miss you, Darrell
30 of 37 | Posted by: Clayton Force - Coworker
“To the Barker Family......I am so very sorry for your loss!! How heartbreaking for all of you! Farrell was a Great guy & definitely gone too soon!!!...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Patty D. Daniel - Galesburg, MI
“Darrell For 25 years off and on using your expertise at US Lumber helping me and my companies was outstanding. You will be truly be missed. May You...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: William (Bill) Morris
“I wish I could be there,so many things happen in life we can't control but the passing of a spouse is the most devastating, life goes on but the...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Bob Lawrence - ANTIOCH, CA
“Breaks my heart! Couldn't imagine! Thoughts and prayers for all of you! Much love
34 of 37 | Posted by: Amanda Krontz - Battle creek, MI
“RIP Darrell you will be greatly missed, you were a great husband, father, papa, uncle, and friend. I am blessed just for having you in my life. thank...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: John McConaughy - Mt Juliet, TN
“The kindest man I ever knew.
36 of 37 | Posted by: Bryan Smith - Battle Creek, MI
“Teri and the entire family,We are so deeply sorry for your loss! Love this man and will miss him terribly! Fly high my friend!Love and hugs to you...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Barb Haluszka - Battle Creek, MI
Darrell Wayne Maisner, age 59, of Battle Creek died unexpectedly on Monday morning, April 17, 2017. He was born in Marshall, Michigan on March 16, 1958, the son of George K. and Helen L. (Hankinson) Maisner, and graduated from Harper Creek High School with the Class of 1976. Darrell served in various capacities at U.S. Lumber Co. in Battle Creek for more than 37 years.
Darrell married the "Love of His Life" and best friend whom he adored, Therese H. "Teri" Maisner in Battle Creek on March 1, 2008; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Jess Barker, Josh (Tiffani) Barker, Jake (Andrea) Barker, Jaime (Larry) Burrett, and Matthew (Melinda) Maisner, all of Battle Creek; his grandchildren, Zach, Riley, Stephen, Addison, Liam, Natalea, Evan, Cameron, and Mallory; a special brother & sister, Kenneth (Sandra) Maisner of Tekonsha, Kathy (Bill) Smith of Ceresco; three sisters, Betty, Louise, and Sharon; mother-in-law, Joan Lawrence; brother-in-laws, Tom (Tammi), Tim (Betsy), Ted (Lisa), and Tony Lawrence; a host of nieces & nephews, and many close friends. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Ed Lawrence.
A true family man, Darrell was an amazing husband, dad, papa and brother. He was a longtime member of the Fredonia Grange, and volunteered with the Battle Creek Field of Flight balloon festival for more than 20 years. Darrell enjoyed all types of cars, hotrods, muscle cars, sports cars and racecars.
The family will receive friends 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 20th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where funeral services to celebrate Darrell's life will be held 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 21st. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan or the Charitable Union of Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Darrell may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.