Obituaries

Donald R. Donahue

September 8, 1938 - June 3, 2016

Donald R. Donahue

Obituary

Donald R. Donahue, 77, of Rockford, IL, formerly of Belvidere, passed away Friday evening, June 3, 2016 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He was born September 8, 1938 in Cullom, IL, son of Elmer and Mary (Mulvaney) Donahue. Don graduated from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN with a B.S. in accounting and business management. He worked in the oil industry since 1960, holding many positions, most recently the owner of DRD Associates. Don made many international connections including Thailand and France. He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church, no matter where he lived. He was proud of his Irish heritage, and traveled to Ireland several times. Don grew up on a farm, although he lived in the city, he still enjoyed tractors and gardening.

Don is loved and missed by his wife, Barbara; children, Dawn Benning, and Ellen (Bernard) Killian; step-children, Jim (Kathy) Freymiller, Kim Witt, Alan (Lisa) Mera; 6 grandchildren, Jodi P.(Carrie) Killian, Elizabeth E. Killian, Vincent B. Killian, Margaret C. Killian, Nora A. Killian, Christina M. Benning, 6 step-grandhildren, Ashley M. (Elmo) Dowd, Charles B. Witt, Haley J. Freymiller, Evan J. Freymiller, Sarah McVeigh, Cassie (Tad) Schuepbach, 1 great-granddaughter, Scarlett Killian, and 6 step-great-grandchildren, Mia Dowd, Milania Witt, Averie Burkett, Alex McVeigh, Max Schuepbach, Evie Schuepbach; siblings, John Donahue, Pat (David) McDonald, Teresa Doherty, sister-in-law, Mary Donahue. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Alice Schmidt, E. James Donahue, son-in-law, Earl Benning, and the mother of his children, Carol (Smith) Donahue.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at Saint James Catholic Church, 535 Caswell Street, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Father William Wentink officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL. Memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Friday, June 10, 2016
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Visitation will be held from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL

Friday, June 10, 2016
11:00 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at Saint James Catholic Church, 535 Caswell Street, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Father William Wentink officiating

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