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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Barbara Dolbeare Goertz
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
so sorry to here of Darrel passing, remember the bounds , chuck and I used to play on pool league we were Goertz Electric, team. Had a lot of fun with all of you guys, I didnt know you moved up by quincy, chuck and I were there from 93 to 2005, then we moved back to pittsfield, he had lukemia passed 2006. Bless you and your Family Linda

Janice Micetic
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Jeff, Scott and I send our deepest sympathy and warm hugs your way. Love you cousin!
Janice

Susan Troutner
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
To the Hittner family and friends, my most sincerest condolences for the loss of Darrel. He will most definitely be missed by all and the "Class of 69".

Sincerely Susan Troutner

Martin Lonergan
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Sandy and I are sorry for your loss.I always enjoyed working with Darrel. He was a very good man.

Betty Baldwin
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
My prayers to the family.

Theresa Price
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
So sorry to hear of Darrel'S passing. All my prayers for the family.

Rick McCartney
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Linda, sorry to hear of Darrel’s passing. You have my deepest condolences. I didn’t know Darrel real well. Most of my interaction with him was playing football for the Saukees while we were in high school.

Don Lowe
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Sorry to hear Darrel has passed over to the other side. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May he rest in peace and the memories live on forever for his friends and family.

Todd Six
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Linda and Family.
My heart dropped when I read Darrel passed. It was always a pleasure to spend time with you up town and at OOCC.
God Bless.
Todd Six

Thomas Scandalis
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Dr. Thomas Scandalis.

On behalf of Julie, myself, and my family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Darrel. Our love and thoughts are with you. Dr. Thomas and Julie Scandalis


Howard Staffy
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Linda and family,so sorry to hear of losing Darrel. Another good one gone to rest. Lots of memories. Linda,would like to come, but we're on Covid lockdown so you know. Many prayers and blessings to you all.

Teresa (Bergman) Hatten
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Darrel’s passing on. My heartfelt condolences to you Linda and the entire family.

Darwin and Lisa (Burbridge) Feenstra
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I remember babysitting for you and getting to know another GTE family through Darrel and my dad working together. I have also enjoyed getting to know Cindy when I worked at the Public Library and seeing her at Pizza Hut. Your family has been through so much and we are so very sorry for your loss.

Theresa Lacey
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
So sorry to hear of Darrel's passing. I remember working for you at the out of bounds. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

Debbie & Wayne Hazelrigg
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
Sympathy to you Linda & family. God Bless !

JOHN A.HEMBROUGH
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Linda and Family,

I was in disbelief when I heard of Darrei's passing. He was tremendous, well respected man and well thought of.
I truly wish you all the best.

John

Fred Stockton
   Posted Wed September 02, 2020
LINDA AND FAMIY,
I AM SURE HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL, FRIENDS AND FAMILY ALIKE DARREL WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN NEEDED. WORKED WITH DARREL FOR MANY YEARS WITH GTE AND VERIZON. OUR PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU AND FAMILY.

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