OBITUARY

Darin Gerard Macke

June 1, 1965January 8, 2021
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Darin Gerard Macke, 55, passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2021. He was the son of Eugene and Elizabeth Macke, born on June 1, 1965 in Batesville. He was a 1983 graduate of Batesville High School. He worked for Forethought Group, OSL, and Classic Medicab. He was a previous member of Jaycees in Batesville. Darin loved to spend time with his family and pets. He enjoyed Indy and Nascar races. He was a train and Aviation enthusiast, loved Trivia, flying model planes and spending time at the Outer Banks. Left to cherish his memory is his Wife, Kathy Macke; son, Jacob Macke; Mother, Elizabeth Macke, Brothers, Stephen (Donna) Macke and Kevin (Kristy) Macke and; Nieces and Nephews, Kate Acra, Brant Acra, Lily Acra, Daniel Hollin, Kelsey (Will) Ollier, Kollin (Olivia) Macke, Karson Macke, Kaitlynn (Kyle) Linville, and Tyler (Vanessa) Macke; Great Nephews, Michael Linville, Gavin Linville, and Leo Macke; Mother-in-Law, Mary Hollin; Sister-in-Law, Natalie (Todd) Acra; Brother in Law, Dan Hollin; Best Friend, Greg Schrader; and beloved pets, Maggie, Oscar, Sam and Sophie. He was preceded in death by his Father, Eugene Macke; Father-in-Law, Joe Hollin; Paul Hartman (Bonus Father); and Grandparents, Leo and Hedwig Macke and Clarence and Rose Roell. A Rosary will be prayed at 2:00 pm with the Funeral Service immediately following on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. All will be broadcast on the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Facebook Page. A visitation will follow the Funeral from 3:30 until 5:30 pm. All visitors will have to wear a mask and observe social distancing, all public visitation guidelines are subject to change based on current Board of Health restrictions. Father Stan Pondo will be officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to The Ripley County Humane Society. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

  • FAMILY

  • Kathy Macke, Wife
  • Jacob Macke, Son
  • Elizabeth Macke, Mother
  • Eugene Macke, Father (deceased)
  • Stephen (Donna) Macke, Brother
  • Kevin (Kristy) Macke, Brother
  • Kate Acra, Niece
  • Brant Acra, Nephew
  • Lily Acra, Niece
  • Daniel Hollin, Nephew
  • Kelsey (Will) Ollier, Niece
  • Kollin (Olivia) Macke, Nephew
  • Karson Macke, Nephew
  • Kaitlynn (Kyle) Linville, Niece
  • Tyler (Vanessa) Macke, Nephew
  • Mary Hollin, Mother-in-law
  • Joe Hollin, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Natalie (Todd) Acra, Sister-in-law
  • Dan Hollin, Brother-in-law
  • Greg Shrader, Best Friend
  • Michael Linville, Great Nephew
  • Gavin Linville, Great Nephew
  • Leo Macke, Great Nephew
  • Paul Hartman, Bonus Father (deceased)
  • Leo Macke, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Hedwig Macke, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Clarence Roell, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Rose Roell, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Beloved Pets Maggie, Oscar, and Sophie
  • DONATIONS

  • The Ripley County Humane Society

Services

  • Facebook Live Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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  • Rosary & Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

Memories

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Mary Wittmer

January 13, 2021

Keeping the Macke family in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Kevin for 14 years, you have my deepest sympathies over the loss of your brother. Mary Wittmer

Melissa Hamer

January 12, 2021

My heart breaks for Darins family. What a wonderful man.. I worked with Darin at OSL and was his team lead before he decided to move on and find something different. He gave the best hugs and will definitely be missed. My daughter went to rehab back a few years ago and Darin was so kind to send her a gift card to get some essentials while she was there. She had worked with him at OSL also and they became friends. Much love to the Macke family during this hard time..

Larry Stein

January 12, 2021

My wife and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Macke and Hollin families and especially to a dear lifetime friend of mine, Kevin.

May God bless and comfort you.

Larry & Susan Stein

John Parlapiano

January 12, 2021

So sorry to all for your loss. Like many, I had the privilege of working with Darin at Forethought. He was always friendly, kind and willing to help. I am saddened to hear the news and offer prayers of peace and comfort to all. He was loved by many and will be missed.

John Parlapiano

Eliza(Beth) Stewart Ruehl

January 11, 2021

Dear Betty and family-
I extend my deepest sympathy to each of you. I attended St. Louis School with Darin. Darin was always, always, always a nice person. May your wonderful memories of Darin bring comfort to you over time.

Becky Tichenor

January 11, 2021

Kathy How I wish I could just hold you and tell you this in person. I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Husband. Watching you grow up and seeing you do so well has been a treasure to me. You are very special to me. It was an honor to be in your wedding. And you guys were there for Ed and I. Memories are the hearts way of holding us all together to be there for one another. And the special memories being shared by these wonderful friends proves just that. Love you Becky

Roger Dietz

January 11, 2021

Kathy, Betty, Steve and Kevin. I was totally shocked to hear the passing of Darin. He was a great friend and I will miss him. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Reggie Taylor

January 11, 2021

Dear Macke Family,
I met Darin back in 1996 when I was a new sales rep for Forethought Life, Darin was an individual that always made time for me when needed and bailed me out of jams on numerous occassions, although our working relationship ceased when we went our seperate professional ways he will always be a part of great memories. Forethought was always known as a big family and today we lost a beautiful family member.
Reggie Taylor

Bill and Nancy French

January 11, 2021

Nancy and I are so sorry to hear this and for your loss. I hadn’t seen Darin much the past several years, but he was my friend. Had a lot of fun with him in our younger years and he will be missed.

Lynn Helms Edwards

January 11, 2021

Betty, Steve, Kevin, and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Darin's untimely death. I have so many fond memories of the Macke family. Please accept my sympathies.

Lynn (Helms) Edwards

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