Darrel A. Hittner

Born: Sat., Dec. 15, 1951
Died: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Sat., Aug. 29, 2020
Location: West Cemetery

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Darrel Albert Hittner, age 68, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 near Quincy, IL.  He was born on December 15, 1951 to John and Margaret Newman Hittner.  He married Linda Leefers Hittner on September 20, 1969, and she survives.

Darrel graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1969 and then began working for the City of Pittsfield gas department.  He then worked for GTE beginning in April of 1971 in Jerseyville, IL until May 1973 and returned back to Pittsfield continuing to work with GTE. GTE later became Verizon and he retired from his career in the telephone industry in January 2010.  Darrel began working for Crop Production Services in the spring of 2010 and retired from there in July 2019 due to his health.

During the years he worked for GTE/Verizon, Darrel and Linda bought the Out of Bounds Lounge from Leroy and Helen Coultas in 1981 and sold the business in 1989.  Darrel was an excellent fish fryer and would fry buffalo and catfish fritters every Friday night at the bar and Linda fixed the sides. Many people enjoyed eating there on Friday nights.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge #420, Old Orchard Country Club, and played on the Out of Bounds pool league along with other pool teams.  Darrel also enjoyed playing on several softball teams and in the last few years of playing, he sponsored a team called ‘Out of Bounds’ playing with many great friends.  Many fond memories are cherished from those games and especially the fun times afterwards.  Darrel and Linda enjoyed travelling and went on two cruises with friends and a cruise with brother-in-law and wife, David and Veronica Leefers.  They also flew to Kauai and Maui for their daughter Julie’s wedding.  Darrel also loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 51 years, Linda Hittner; three daughters, Lisa (Steve) Wade of Sherman, IL, Julie (Dr. Tom Scandalis, DO) Scandalis of Frisco, TX, and Cindy Reveal of Pittsfield, IL; eight grandchildren, Amber (Bret) McClelland, Ashley Wade, Mark Hittner, Jordan Duff, Zachary Duff, Kadin Hittner, Keaton Hittner, and Maylin Hittner; brother, Gary (Angie) Hittner of Pittsfield, IL; sister, Joanne (Fred) Engelmann of Baylis, IL; brother-in-law, David (Veronica) Leefers of O’Fallon, MO; sister-in-law, Susan (Donald) Myers of Jacksonville, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Hittner; son, Kevin Hittner; granddaughter, Macey Marie Hittner; sisters, Linda Yokem and Judy Harter; brother, John Hittner, Jr.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Jean Leefers; and brother-in-law, Bob Leefers.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield West Cemetery or DaVita Dialysis.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Darrel's memory to the following organizations:

Davita Dialysis

Pittsfield West Cemetery

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