Donald L. Bland Sr.

December 28, 1935 - March 25, 2017
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Belvidere, IL

 

Donald L. Bland Sr., 81, of Belvidere, IL, passed away, Saturday, March 25, 2017 in his home with his wife by his side. He was born December 28, 1935 in Crown Hill, WV, son of Clifford and Aletha Bland. Donald married the love of his life Barbara Whitney on September 21, 1974 in Belvidere, IL. Donald proudly served his country with the United States Army. Donald would serve on the Belvidere Fire Department for 21 years, 6 of which he served as Fire Chief. Later in life he would spend 21 years working as an Illinois State Fire Marshall. He was passionate about his best friend and dog Eddie, gardening, listening and playing blue grass music, hunting and fishing.

 

He is loved and will be missed by his wife, Barbara; children Katherine (Michael) Kirane, Kenneth (Julie) Zentner, Donald (Dana) Bland Jr.; sister, Sally Farley; special family friend, Nino Garza; grandchildren Kenny, Emily, Amberlie Zentner, JD, Jackson Kirane, Brooke, Brittney, Brennon Bland.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL with Deacon Armando Regalado officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at the funeral home Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers memorials, may be given In care of the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at the funeral home


Service Information

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm -

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

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL with Deacon Armando Regalado officiating.


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Highland Garden of Memories

Address:

9800 Highway 76, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Highland Garden of Memories.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers memorials, may be given In care of the family.


 

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Born: December 28, 1935
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Donald "Red" Elliott posted on3/29/17

A great friend and co-worker for over fifty years, lots of good times. He will be missed. Due to being out state we will be unable to be there on Friday, our prayers and thought are with the family in this time of sorrow

 

Eileen Johnson posted on3/29/17

He will be missed by so many, a wonderful man and a very special friend to the family of Ken Johnson. May God bless you all Barb.

 

Margaret Schultz posted on3/31/17

Don was a very good friend and neighbor , always was fun to be around. Remember him the most for putting limburger cheese on our exhaust pipe when Jim and I got married. My sympathy to his family.

 

Candy (Yerk) Koelling - Green Bay, WI posted on4/1/17

As days go by, may your sorrows turn into happy memories. My mother worked with Barb for many years.

 

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