Sept. 22, 1948 – April 28, 2010
Darryl was born into eternal life with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the young age of 61, after a seven month battle with cancer.
He was the loving husband and best friend of Jeannie (Nee Zipfel) for 41 years and proud dad of Kal (Jen) and Karra (Ming). He was the cherished grandfather of Allie and soon to be granddaughter Aaliyah (expected early September). Darryl was the dear brother of Dana (Danielle), and Darcy (Sylvia), Deanna, Donna (Mike) and Martha (Scott); brother-inlaw of John (Cheryl), Jim (Brenda), Jerry (Pam), Janice (Rex), and Jodi (Dave). Darryl will also be missed by his proud father-in-law, John Jr. (Caryl) Zipfel, nieces, nephews, friends, his Cooper family, whom he loved dearly, and his cats Willie and Forest. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Allegra Schultz; mother-in-law, Lauretta Zipfel; son-in-law, Shea O’Gorman; and brothers, David, Dennis, and Freddie Schultz.
Darryl served proudly in the U.S. Army in 1969, where he was stationed in Germany. He was a devoted employee of Cooper Power Systems for the past 34 years. He enjoyed all that life had to offer. Many of his interests included nature, traveling (especially going on cruises with family and friends). Some of his lifelong passions included airplanes (air shows), old cars, especially his Mustangs, and attending car shows with all of his family and friends. He was also an avid animal lover, including birds, dogs, and cats. Darryl’s family would like to especially thank everyone for their love and support during the past seven months.
A celebration of Darryl’s life will be held from 2 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. service Wednesday, May 5, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road, (four blocks south of Interstate 94 on the corner of highways J and JJ, Waukesha). One last car show for Darryl – you are encouraged to bring your car to the visitation.
Darryl continuously showed everyone he touched to always love, laugh, and treasure those closest to them.
Church and Chapel, Rudolph-Larsen Bros., is serving the family. For information, call 827-0659 or for online obituary, condolences, to receive directions or view a memorial tribute show, visit the Web at www.churchandchapel.com.
You made our life beautiful