Donald R. Donahue

September 8, 1938 - June 3, 2016
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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.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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


Service Information

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

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

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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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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Memorials may be made to the family


 

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Born: September 8, 1938
Died: June 3, 2016

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jerry and Carol Deany posted on 6/5/16

We are sorry to hear of Don's passing. Sounds like it was peaceful and that he is now at rest. Our sympathy and prayers to all his family.

 

Kelly Gans posted on 6/5/16

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Have many fond memories of Don and family when in MN. Thinking of you all.

 

PJ Ruckstuhl posted on 6/7/16

Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. I still remember the weekend Bob and I married, when hotels all over our area were sold out, how Uncle Donald helped other family members secure hotel rooms so they could come to our wedding. It's a kindness that I still think back on, 21 years later.

 

Mark Gobler posted on 6/7/16

Dawn and Ellen: My condolences on the passing of your father. God Bless you and your families.

 

Harry F Lancaster posted on 6/10/16

So sorry. Will miss our times together with Rockford Don and Barbara.

 

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