If you have any pictures of or with Darren, please send them to cmerkle90@gmail.com or alexandramerkle89@yahoo.com by January 11, 2019.

Darren Lee Wilson

June 26, 1967January 1, 2019

Darren Wilson, age 51, of Sugar Creek, MO, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019.

Darren is preceded in death by his mother; Gay Dean (VanZant) Durbin; father, David Lee Wilson; and step-mother, Chrissy Wilson; and best canine buds, Roxy, Wiz and Milo.

Darren is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Delehant) Wilson; step-father, Kenny Durbin; step-daughters, Alexandra (Merkle) Ostendorf and Chelsea Merkle; step-brother, Glen Dyson; and grandchildren; Otto, Kira, Clay, Harley and Baylor. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; great nieces and great nephews; and many friends.

Darren served his country in the United States Army, 7th Infantry, from 1987-1991.

Darren worked most of his adult life as a printer. He loved all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing and camping. He was an avid fan of the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. Darren was a man of few words but loved with all of his heart. He was a dear friend to many and will truly be missed by all.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mike Onka Community Hall, 11520 Putnam Street, Sugar Creek, MO 64054 on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 20, 2019

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John Newberry

January 5, 2019

Just wanted to send out my condolences to the family... I met darren through a video game called iron force .. So many of us played that game for recreational purposes but it was so much more almost like an extended family of ppl from all over the world and I had the pleasure of knowing darren and tanking with him for almost 5 years but talking about 6... He was an awesome player and a good person with a great heart.. Shocks me to realize he is gone now but he will be missed truly.... No words I say can change your hearts or remove the pain as i share it as well but my prayers are with you all....his friend John aka FUNGUS

Tammy Young

January 3, 2019

Darren always had a smile that would light up a room. He was very quiet speaking but always heard. His hugs were contagious and I feel very blessed to have known him for a short time. His family and thoughts are with all of us and he will be greatly missed.

Margaret Lemken

January 2, 2019

Dear Family and Friends of Darren Wilson,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, especially because he was so very young.

Man was not meant to die at all. God's original purpose was for man to live forever on earth in a beautiful paradise. Yes, things got temporarily derailed, but God is determined to have his original purpose towards this earth fulfilled and to permanently alleviate man's suffering once and for all!

This arrangement is spelled out for us in 1 Corinthians 15:20-22:

20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death. 21 For since death came through a man, resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. 22 For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.

Yes, we can see our loved ones again! As well, we have the opportunity to live in a better world, one where there is no more sickness and death, no more wickedness, and wholesome, satisfying work for all--to give man purpose in living.

I hope these words have been of some comfort to you.

If you want to learn more about these promises, please continue reading your Bible, the words of Christ Jesus, and his Father, Jehovah. Seek out those who speak of them and you will be rewarded.

Very truly.