Darald L. Hersman, 74, of East Alton, passed away at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his residence.
Born in Alton on July 6, 1940, he was the son of Clyde Hersman and Hazel F. (West) Powell. He was raised in childhood by a stepfather, Henry Jackson.
He worked as a truck driver and moving man before retiring.
On Oct. 24, 1958, in Alton, he married the former Karen Forbes. She survives.
Surviving also are a son, Henry Hersman of Danville; daughter, Sheryl Hersman-Jones of Alton; seven grandchildren, Brian (Lisa) Hersman, Karen Hersman, Kristen Combs, C.J. (Alycia) Berry, Kara Berry, Sally Hersman and Jimmy Hersman; 11 great-grandchildren, Alex, Abbie, Brianna, Destiny, Summer, Hunter, Trinity, Jaydin, Kaidyn, Kamiyaj and Pierre; and a brother, Chester “Chet” Powell Jr.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. The Rev. Chris Handler will officiate.
Burial will follow in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.