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David D. Nuernberger
  • In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tilden Presbyterian Church, Heartland Hospice or the Chronic Disease Foundation.

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“David, I only met you once or twice through the years as your brother is married to my sister Kay, just like your brother Jim, you are so pleasant....Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Tammy Polley - Decatur, IL

“Love and prayers to the family of a great friend. Our roads in life separated us 50 years ago. Hopefully we will see each other again in heaven. God...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: William Wilderman - Chesterfield, VA

“Brenda and kids, I'm with you all in thought and prayer. I wish you peace and lasting beautiful memories. Hugs. Love you all. ”
3 of 30 | Posted by: Jeanne Trotter - Columbia, IL

“There are no words to take your pain away......please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your love was so strong! ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Kelly Trautman

“May God bless Dave and comfort the Nuernberger family during this difficult time. ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Chip & Kathy Gray - Swansea, IL

“Rest in Peace my dear--dear friend.. We had many good times in high school and after that I will remember and cherish forever..Till me meet again ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: Ruth Ann & Jon Hanft - New Athens, IL

“Brenda our sincere condolences,thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family and especially for Dave. What a great guy. We had some fun when we...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy to Dave's family and friends. Gary and Jean (cousin) ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Gary and Jean Beggs - Swansea, IL

“Brenda and Family,We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was such a wonderful guy...always had that great smile on his face and a hug to offer. He will...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Amy Drake - New Athens, IL

“Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Michelle Howe - Houston, TX

“My heart aches for you, Brenda, my dear friend! Dave was an awesome, brave, and caring man. Any time I ever spent with you & him was filled with joy ...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Gail Cockrell - New Athens, IL

“So sorry for your loss Brenda and family. Dave was a great guy. May he rest in peace knowing he was much loved by his wife and family. Love you all ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Judy Italiano - Beaver Dam, WI

“Brenda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. When you look up into the night sky and see that bright star shinning down on you,...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Pat Murphy - Collinsville, IL

“My sympathy goes out to you and your family . God be with you ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: marilyn brinkmann

“My heart hurts for all of you. I was so sorry to learn about Dave's death. We had many good times many many years ago when we were kids. I am so...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Betsy Ross Cox - Albany, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Dave was such a loving good friend. We will miss him Steve & Nancy ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“Though we've been separated by many years, the memories of our childhood remain. I will miss him. Condolences to all of you. Judy (Gloeckler) Winter ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to my sister Brenda, with the loss of the love of her life. She has a heart of gold and a never ending love for Dave. He will be...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Donna Kearns - New Athens, IL

“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: amy becker - o'fallon, IL

“So sorry for your loss. He fought the good fight ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Ron and Judy Dill - new Athens, IL

“Our hearts & prayers are with your family Dave as we know you are in a much better place looking down on your family & friends. What an awesome God...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: David & Tammy Polley - Decatur, IL

“R.I.P. Dave ... We have great childhood memories ...Doza Boys & Iris ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Iris Doza Davis - Alvin, TX

“So sad you are not with us any longer, Dave, but happy you don't have to ensure any more pain and suffering. Aunt Joanie. ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Joanie Sims - Lee's Summit, MO

“Dave, u were a great friend!! I will miss you! ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: C - IL - Friend

“Dear Brenda & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May "special memories" bring you comfort. ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Jake and June Behnken - GA

“May fond memories of Dave bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Huffman Family - Beckemeyer, IL

“We love and miss you uncle Dave, keep on smiling! ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Jason Schneider - Spring, TX

“So sorry for your loss. God Bless. ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: Judy Edwards - Swansea, IL

“RIP, cuz. Pain is gone. Peace at last. ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Paul Nuernberger - Jefferson City, MO

“Rest in Peace my friend, until we meet again. Love, Jim and Pam ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Jim and Pam Hammel - Waterloo, IL


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David D. Nuernberger, 67, of Marissa, IL; was born on June 5, 1948 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL to Dolores, nee Germaine, and James Nuernberger of New Athens, IL; passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Dave retired from Nascote, Ind. on June 4, 2010. He was also a coal miner, truck dispatcher and a welder. Dave was a volunteer firefighter both in New Athens and Marissa beginning at 19 years old. He volunteered at Memorial Hospital Auxiliary after retirement. Dave was a huge NASCAR fan and Cardinal fan and sometimes the Rams. He liked fishing with his buddy, Jerry. He loved spending time with friends and family.

Dave lived 13 years with cancer.
What cancer cannot do:
Steal eternal life
Conquer the spirit
Suppress memories
Kill friendships
Cripple love
Corrode faith
Shatter hope
Silence courage
Invade the soul

Dave was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores; father, James, step-father, Homer, mother-in-law, Lois, father-in-law, William; sister-in-law, Judy; nephew, Jonathan.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, nee Schneider, Nuernberger whom he married on June 28, 2002 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens. Four children - Jennifer (Jeremy) Donaldson; Kathy Youngman (Griffin Tripp); Danny (Jennifer) Nuernberger; Matthew (Alicia) Nuernberger. Four step-children - Kelly (Jeff) Rowold; Jim (Chris) Rader; Jared (Naomi) Rader; Keri (Troy) Feldman. Four brothers - Jim (Kay) Nuernberger; Bruce (Nancy) Nuernberger; Bob (Cathy) Bush; Chuck Bush. Two sisters - Dody (Darryl) Hagen; Lisa (Jimmy) Bodendeick. Eleven grandchildren - Chance Nuernberger; Cole Absher; Jacob Rowold; Grace Rowold; Kamryn Rader; Jay Rader; Kendyl Rader; Arek Rader; Lauren Rader; Ryan Feldman; Emersyn Tripp. Also survived by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tilden Presbyterian Church, Heartland Hospice or the Chronic Disease Foundation.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.