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Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Saturday January 8th, 2022
12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Memorial Service

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Saturday January 8th, 2022
3:00pm - 3:30pm

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Darrell R. Gierich

Darrell Robert Gierich, born to the late Bob and Babe (Clara) Gierich March 4, 1956 in Joliet, passed 12/31/21 peacefully in his sleep with family by his side following a year-long battle with colon cancer.

Survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Pam (Cook) Gierich, 3 children, 7 grandchildren; Jeremy (Stephanie) Gierich; Grace, Evelyn, Benjamin and Clara. Jessica (Nathan) Zabala; Madison, Emily and Alexa. Justin Gierich. Siblings John (Rhonda) Gierich. Sue (Ken) Ingram. Mother-in-law Betty (Dennis) Cook. Sister-in-law Patti (Cook) Bailey. Nieces, nephews, and many close lifelong friends.
Throughout his life, Darrell was an avid bowler and softball player, and definitely a creature of habit. He had a lifelong love/hate relationship with the Chicago cubs, enjoyed the musical likings of Black Sabbath and sipping on an old Milwaukee or two. In his later years, Darrell enjoyed nothing more than being surrounded by family, and being the self-proclaimed “Big Mean Ugly Guy” adoring Grandpa watching his grandchildren do what kids do best; and doting grandpa that he was, each grandchild was lovingly granted their own special nickname.
A come-as-you-are visitation will be held Saturday January 8th from 12:00-3:00 at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, with a small service immediately following. Food and fellowship after will be held at Crossroads Christian Church, 2312 Essington Road. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Lightways Hospice Care, Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, or any cancer care charity of your choice.

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Darrell - you were Alway's one of the best mates that We had the opportunity to meet & work with. You were Always so kind, giving, and helpful, especially to me when I was new, with the instructions on how to get my part of the job done! You always went the extra mile for me.
So my wish for you is to Rest in Eternal Peace Forever,
and may you be granted Everything Promised on the other side.
Till we meet again ole friend…

Pam - our hope & wish for you, is that you are Blessed with the strength to get you thru this very sad time.

May you all Always be blessed with the Happiest Memories,
and may they keep you smiling thru the tears.

Please know that Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Our best regards to you always.
Bob Flynn & Rita Rainsford
From Quad Plus

Rita Rainsford Jan 10 2022 11:04 PM

To Pam and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers, so very sorry for your loss.

Janice Bailey Jan 8 2022 6:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Gierich

Your Smith neighbors Jan 8 2022 3:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Gierich

Mike Gentile and Family Jan 8 2022 1:58 PM

R.I.P Godfather. I will always keep you in my heart

Doug Koerner Jan 5 2022 9:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Gierich

Doug Koerner Jan 5 2022 9:46 PM

Pam and family - We are so sorry to hear of Darrell's passing. May you all hold the memories of him close in your heart forever!

Gene and Debbie Maxwell Jan 5 2022 5:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Gierich

Samantha Sharp Jan 5 2022 9:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Gierich

David R Rich Jan 5 2022 8:48 AM

We pray that the Lord comforts your heart and that Darrell is blessed in His arms, "I am the resurrection and the Life" Jn. 11:25

Larry and Katy George & Family Outreach Program Jan 5 2022 8:25 AM

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