Darel G. Urish

May 31, 1947April 14, 2020

Darel Glenn Urish, 72, of Boyd, Wisconsin, formerly of West Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Pekin on May 31, 1947, to Edward and Bernice (Friedrich) Urish. Darel married Marcia Avino on December 19, 1969 in East Peoria. She preceded him in death on May 4, 1986 in East Peoria. Surviving are his daughter, Michelle Urish of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother-in-law, William Hancock of Canton; sister-in-law, Nikki Urish of Glasford; and four nieces: Tina Meyer of Manito, Kathi Farrow of Canton, Stacy Zeng and Brook Joyce, both of Batavia. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arlan Urish; sister, Christy Hancock; and nephew, Jeffrey Urish.

Darel served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Business in Carbondale. Darel worked as a Material Expeditor and Production Scheduler for Caterpillar, Inc. before becoming disabled. He was a member of VietNow – Dixon Chapter. He was an avid reader, hunter, and fisherman and passed the love of those hobbies on to his daughter. As a member of the Lutheran faith, Darel cared deeply for his community and did what he could to help others.

Private graveside services will be held at Sand Prairie Cemetery in Green Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Davison-Fulton-Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made to Darel’s family at


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Larry & Penny Stoehr

April 18, 2020

We are so sorry for your families loss.

Rita Schutte

April 18, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Darel's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your families. RIP Darel.

Howard(Danny) Soper

April 17, 2020

It's been quite a while since I've seen Darel-to Michelle,Bill,and Nikki,plus the respective families:God's comfort and guidance be with all of you at your time of loss-Danny Soper.Bill,I'll try to drop in on you to see when your brother-in-law's celebration at the cemetery is going to be.

Irma Uphoff

April 17, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God be with you and comfort you. I have thought of Darel so much and may he rest in Peace with God.


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