Saturday, February 10, 2018
Visitation: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Memorial Service: 6:00 p.m
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the shelter where Dexter was adopted: Tailwaggers 911 (2137A Valley Court Grafton, WI 53024) or Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church (1700 S. Green Bay Road, Racine, WI. 53406), where Darin was a member since July 26, 1998.
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MILWAUKEE (FORMERLY OF RACINE) – Darin M. Andersen, 45, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
He was born in Racine on July 24, 1972, the son of Nels and RuthAnn (nee: Knudson) Andersen. He graduated from Washington Park High School in 1990 and was a proud member and center (#74) for the 1988 Panther football championship team. The team would later be inducted to the Racine County Sports Hall of Fame. He also attended UW-Milwaukee.
On September 22, 2007 he married Kim Melger.
Darin was employed by Power Parts International in West Bend.
He was an avid golfer and loved cheering for the Cubs and Packers. Darin enjoyed concerts; attending 49 Dave Matthews Band performances and most recently, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones New Year’s Eve concert in Boston. He will be remembered for his happiness and his love for family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Kim of Milwaukee, Darin is survived by his canine son and buddy, Dexter; his mother and stepfather, RuthAnn and Henry Miller; his father and stepmother, Nels “Butch” and Debra Andersen; his sister, Kim (Kevin) Jones; his nephew, Cody Jones; his niece and Goddaughter, Haley Jones all of Racine; his brother-in-law, Eric (Tracy) Melger of Issaquah, WA; his stepsisters, Sarah (Gary) Moran of Salem, WI, Kari Pavia and nephew, Dylan of Racine, Dawn Miller of Racine and his stepbrother Darrell Miller of Racine; his aunt, Peedee Weiland of Appleton; as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Darin was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Ruth England and Nels and Esther Andersen and Uncle Chuck Knudson.
Special thanks to everyone at Power Parts International and to his special lifelong friend Paul Flones.
Family and friends are invited to meet at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Saturday, February 10, 2018 for a visitation from 4-6 p.m. A memorial service honoring and celebrating his life will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Warren Williams officiating. A private interment will take place next to his grandparents, George and Ruth England at West Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the shelter where Dexter was adopted: Tailwaggers 911 (2137A Valley Court Grafton, WI 53024) or Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church (1700 S. Green Bay Road, Racine, WI. 53406), where Darin was a member since July 26, 1998.