Darrell Waisner

Herbert Darrell Waisner was born at home in Edwards, Missouri on June 12, 1933. He went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday November 25 at the age of 87 after battling a long illness.
Darrell is survived by the love of his life, Barbara Glenn whom he married on June 20, 1954 and spent 66 wonderful years with her. He is survived by his brother Gary (Cheryl) Waisner of Warsaw, Missouri; his children Mindy (Rick) Campbell of Aledo, Texas and Lisa (Sam) Kaiser of Clinton, Missouri; grandchildren Sarah Spinella of Dawsonville, Georgia; Patrick (Marianne) Kaiser of Oakland, California, Anne (Eric) Osner of Harrison, Arkansas, Ty (Tori) Spinella of Northlake, Texas, Bonnie Campbell of Weatherford, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Mason and Reagan Caudell, Brock and Brooklynn Osner, Tatum and Tucker Spinella, Madison Boltwood and nieces Karen (Bill) Martin of Warrensburg, Missouri and Kathy (John) Nielsen of Fulton, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Aimee Kaiser.
Darrell served his country in the U.S. Army returning to Missouri to earn his degree at Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) where he played basketball. He returned to Warsaw, Missouri in 1971.  Darrell was instrumental in establishing the Warsaw Ambulance District in 1974 now known as the Warsaw-Lincoln Ambulance District. Darrell was an early paramedic being actively involved supporting and establishing Benton County’s emergency medical program and serving in that capacity until 1982. Darrell then served in a variety of positions across the midwest finally joining American Dehydrated Foods in Springfield, Missouri. Darrell completed his work career, retiring from ADF in 1997.
Darrell was a dedicated supporter of the SMS Bears and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was also an accomplished golfer and shared his love of golf with both of his grandsons and one granddaughter.
Darrell loved the Lord, he and Barbara were members of Second Baptist Church in Springfield where he served as a deacon of the church.
After retiring, Darrell and Barb traveled across the country with numerous friends in their RV and took many trips to see the grandchildren play in various golf tournaments throughout the country.
A graveside service was held at the Riverside Cemetery in Warsaw, Missouri on Tuesday, December 1 at 11:00 AM. The body will lie in state Monday from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Darrell’s name to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in care of Reser’s Funeral Home.