Wilbur “Red” M. Daringer, age 83, of New Palestine, passed away on Dec. 11, 2011. The son of Russell and Helen (Peters) Daringer, Red was born on Dec. 14, 1927 in Indianapolis.
Upon graduating from Warren Central High School in 1946, Red enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he received the WW II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. He later attended Butler University. Red retired in 1991 as a repairman with AT&T. Red was a member of New Palestine United Church, where he held numerous offices over the years; Greenfield American Legion Post 119, F. & A.M. Lodge #404, Telephone Pioneers of America. He had also served on the Sugar Creek Township Advisory Board, the New Palestine Cemetery Board, and was a volunteer firefighter with the New Palestine Volunteer Fire Department. Red also served as timekeeper at New Palestine High School football games and was an umpire at Doe Creek Elementary School.
Survivors include his wife, Florence E. (Pell) Daringer of New Palestine, whom he married on Nov. 21, 1951; daughters, Cathy (Thomas) Andrews of Brownsburg, Ind., Karen S. (Paul) Shelnick of Oregon, Ohio, and Julie Daringer of Indianapolis; sons, David L. (Linda) Daringer of Greenfield, and Michael A. (May) Daringer of Bainbridge, Ind.; brother, Rolla F. (Dotty J.) Daringer; and grandchildren, Jennifer Daringer, Christopher Andrews, and Cole Shelnick.
Pastor Carl Coffey will officiate at services at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New Palestine United Church, 15 E. Main St., New Palestine. Burial will follow in New Palestine Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the church and after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.hendryxmortuary.com