Donnel L. Dimond

October 12, 1946 - July 20, 2014
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Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Donnel L. Dimond, 67, of Williams Bay, Wisconsin died Sunday evening, July 20, 2014 in his home after a lingering illness.  Donnel was born October 12, 1946 in Belvidere, IL the son of Leslie F. and Irene H. (Hill) Dimond.  He graduated from the UW-LaCrosse with his B.S.  Donnell worked for the Rockford Board of Education and then for the City College of Chicago which brought him to Wiesbaden, Germany for 15 years as the Director of IT for the college. Returning to the states, Donnel worked and retired from DePaul University.  He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp; and attended Poplar Grove United Methodist Church when he was home.  Donnel was a fan of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, foreign cars and road trips.  He was a lover of music, especially guitar; boating, dogs, South Park and electronic technology; Donnel was also an avid sports fan of the Chicago Bears and Bulls.  He was a loving grandfather to his grandson, Dylan.  Donnel was a leader and sponsor for AA, enjoying 30 years of sobriety.

Donnel is loved and will be missed by his sons, Donn (Renae) Dimond of Portland, OR, Darrin (fiancée Katie) Dimond of Chicago; sister, Dianne (Philip) Poffenberger of Poplar Grove;  nieces and nephew, Susan (Don) Koneval, Paula (Kurt) Broski, Betsy (Darrel) Cosgray, Nathan (Shelly) Dimond; numerous great nieces, nephews and his four legged companion, Tucker.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dennis.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL with Rev. Christopher Druce Jones officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W.  Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.  Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.  Memorials can be given in care of New Life Lodge, Lake Geneva, Wi.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W.  Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.


Service Information

Date: Friday, July 25, 2014

Time: 1:30 pm -

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

Address:

105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL with Rev. Christopher Druce Jones officiating.


Cemetery Information

Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.


Memorial Information

Memorials can be given in care of A.A.  at www.AA.org.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.andersonfcs.com


 

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Born: October 12, 1946
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Elizabeth Kelley posted on 7/22/14

You were a kind, brilliant, special man. I will miss you Don. Love and peace.

 

Lisa Schmelz posted on 7/23/14

If I had to pay Don a $1 for every time he made me laugh, he could have used the money to pay off the national debt and take the entire country out to Friday night fish fry. I will miss him so much. This is the part where I'm supposed to say Rest In Peace, but I don't think that's appropriate for Don. So I'll just say than you, dear Don. Thank you for being my friend and thank you for making me laugh at absolutely everything. XOOOOOOOO

 

Carol Peterson Krupke posted on 7/23/14

To the Dimond family, I was shocked to read that Donnie had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate his life and all the good memories he left you. May you find comfort and peace from those memories and the love from family and friends. Carol Peterson Krupke NBHS class of 1964

 

Daniel Borowski posted on 7/23/14

Don was a true rebel, non conforming, great sense of humor. One of my favorite conversationalists. Looking forward to continuing our conversation in Heaven. Ok, see ya!!

 

Bill Rowe posted on 7/24/14

Coffee at Starbucks after the the Gump Group was always more favorable when Don Attended. He had the gift of conversation that required you to rethink your position on most subjects during and after a discussion. TRUDGE on Amigo...Trudge on.... Save us a seat at the BIG Meeting we'll all attend someday.... Peace

 

Helen Goodall Hawkinson posted on 7/25/14

Don was one of all those cute freshman at LaCrosse when I was a senior. Than years later we reconnected in Elgin, Il. than in Sleepy Hollow, Il. and finally we were neighbors in Williams Bay. We had good stories and good laughs together about the good old days. He will surely be missed by many. My thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.

 

Dee Bailey posted on 7/25/14

Sorry I wasn't at the visitation or funeral. I didn't know about it until Ray sent me the obit the afternoon of the 25th. Please accept my apologies and condolences.

 

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