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Donald D. Derry

May 6th, 1942 – November 12th, 2015

Donald D. Derry, 73, of Ipava, passed away at 1 am on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born on May 6, 1942 in Pekin, the son of Donald and Peggy (Beadles) Derry. Donnie married Carole Connell on July 6, 1963 in Canton, IL. She survives

Also surviving is his son, Doug (and Kari Overcash) Derry of Ipava, daughter, Stacy (and Victor) Dorethy of Ipava, 8 grandchildren, Nikki (and Gerald) Parker, Kyle Derry, Cody (and Marisa Dixon) Jockisch, Lexie Heller, Alex Dorethy, Trey Heller, Ciara Derry, and Carcy Derry, 5 great-grandchildren, Preslea Parker, Markize Dixon, Rylea Parker, Trudy Jockisch, and Everlea Parker and 2 sisters, Carol Harland of Ipava and Vicki Shannon of Marietta.

Donald served in the US Army from 1967 to 1970 in Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 68th Artillery Division with a rank of SP5.

Donnie graduated from VIT High School in 1960. He worked for Caterpillar following graduation and later worked for Tingley Products in Ipava, IL. He also worked for Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont, IL and as a driller for the coal mine in Canton, IL. He then farmed in the Ipava and Havana area.

He was a member of the Ipava American Legion and the Ipava Christian Church. He enjoyed playing both fast pitch and slow pitch softball and helped develop the Ipava ball park. He was a “master” card player and avid Dallas Cowboy, St. Louis Cardinal, and Fighting Illini fan. He took great joy in attending his family’s ball games. Donnie always wanted to work and never enjoyed taking the day off.

Services will be held on 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Doug Krukewitt will be officiating, with military rites provided by the Ipava American Legion. A visitation will be held at 10:00 am until 12:00 noon on Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ipava American Legion or the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria, IL.

Condolences


November 12th, 2015

Carole and family, was so sad to hear of Donnie passing, keeping all of you in my prayers. Larry and donna bent.

November 12th, 2015

Carole and family, so sorry we lost our Donnie, know you are all in our thoughts and prays.
Connie and Bill Ogden

November 12th, 2015

Carole and family, so sorry for your loss, you have so many great memories to cherish,keeping all in our prayers. Bob and Susie Bucher

November 12th, 2015

Carole and family,
Our sincerest sympathy is extended to each of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers that peace, comfort and strength be yours at this difficult time.
Vivian (Beadles) Hughes and family

November 13th, 2015

Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin and Tammy Kessler

November 13th, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this difficult time. The office won't ever be the same without his visits.
Helena Chemical Company

November 13th, 2015

Carol and family, We are sorry to hear of Donnie passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

November 13th, 2015

Gale beekman and family

November 13th, 2015

Carole and family, So sorry our Donnie lost his battle, He was a true fighter and will be missed by many who loved him. May you find comfort and strength in many memories you each have and knowing he is in the company of many other of our family members who loved him too. Wally and Janet Danner

November 13th, 2015

All my sympathy to Donnie's family he was a good friend of mine Bud Stockham

November 13th, 2015

Sincere sympathy to Donnie's family and friends. John & Norma Onion, Summum, IL

November 13th, 2015

My heartfelt sympathy,and thoughts are with you Carole,Stacy,Doug,Carol,Vickie and your families as you as you grapple with your great loss. Linda(Parry) Shaw

November 13th, 2015

My heartfelt sympathy,and thoughts are with you Carole,Stacy,Doug,Carol,Vickie and your families as you as you grapple with your great loss. Linda(Parry) Shaw

November 14th, 2015

My sincere sympathy. so surprised. sorry we can not be there. we are in N.C.. Gary & Vicki Crosby

November 14th, 2015

I am reminded of all the good times we had playing ball and otherwise.Thinking of you and the kids and Grandchildren. They knew the love of a wonderful man. Love,Danny & Lisa Parry

November 14th, 2015

We are so sorry for the tremendous loss of Donnie. Our prayers go out to you Carole and the entire family!!!!!!!
Larry and Gail Shocklee

November 14th, 2015

We are so sorry for the tremendous loss of Donnie. Our prayers go out to you Carole and the entire family!!!!!!!
Larry and Gail Shocklee

November 14th, 2015

Thinking of you ALL
The Taylor Family, Gary,Bev, Miranda

November 14th, 2015

Condolence to your family Doug and to Kari as well.

November 14th, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Just wish we could be there with y'all! Love you all, Shari Easley Sefcik

November 14th, 2015

Dear Carol and family, we just heard that Donnie passed away. We are so sorry we could not be with you and your family, but you are in our hearts. You and Donnie are a model for love and family. His beautiful smile and gentle way will be missed. Sincerely Bill and Ann Robinson

November 14th, 2015

May God bless!
Marv & Pat Kaup (daughter of Elzie & Margaret Thompson

November 14th, 2015

May God bless!
Marv & Pat Kaup (daughter of Elzie & Margaret Thompson

November 15th, 2015

Carole, Doug, Stacy and family,
You are in our thoughts at this sad time. Rev, 21:3,4
Mike and Marla Rumler

November 15th, 2015

Carole and family. We just heard about Don. We are so sorry for your loss. He always had a smile! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jeannie and Jim Sarff

November 25th, 2015

May God bless and keep you.
Don & Sheila Haley

November 27th, 2015

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin & Teresa Garlisch