William Richard Darnell, Sr.

William Richard Darnell, Sr.

William Darnell, 86, of David City, died Friday, December 31, 2021, at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.

Funeral Service Thursday, January 6, 2022, 1:00 P.M.

Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City    Jerry L. Kracl, Officiating

Visitation Thursday 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. at the chapel

Committal in the Circle Mound Cemetery, Rising City

Memorials in care of the family for future designation

William was born September 20, 1935, in Wymore, Nebraska to Charles and Leona (Hamilton) Darnell.  He attended area schools.  On December 18, 1953, he married Mary Sage at the Methodist Church in Beatrice.  They lived in Wymore, moving to Lincoln in 1963, Rising City in 1995 and finally to David City in 2017.  He was an engineer for the Burlington Northern Railroad from 1959-1997, member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and loved to play bingo.

William is survived by his wife Mary,of David City, four children; Donald (Trish) Darnell of Rising City, Bill (Kay) Darnell, Jr. of Rockport Texas, Susan (Robert) Landwehr of Rising City and James (Brandi) Darnell of Prague, a sister Judy (Jerry) Kassenbaum of Lincoln, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.