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218 West Hurlbut Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61008
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Donald Pond


1949 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Donald Pond Obituary
DONALD A. POND, 64 BELVIDERE - Donald A. Pond, 64, of Belvidere, IL died peacefully, Thursday, August 21, 2014, in P.A. Peterson, after a short illness. Donald was born November 1, 1949, in Belvidere, IL; the son of Warren A. and Dorothy L. (Powell) Pond. Don graduated from the University of Illinois in 1969, earning his Air Frame and Power Plant certificate and pilots license. He served in the US Air Force before beginning his career as an aircraft mechanic. Don retired from Emery Air in Rockford on April 5, 2014, after 42 years of service. Don lived an interesting life. He enjoyed gardening - both flowers and vegetables, spending time hiking and canoeing in the Canadian Boundary Waters and Yellowstone. He was a long distance bicyclist, having ridden the RAGBRAI in Iowa numerous times; and loved spending time with his friends. Donald is loved and will be missed by his mother, Dorothy Pond of Belvidere, IL; sister, Kathy Anderson of Rockford, IL; brother, Russell (Cyndy) Pond of Hastings, MN; nephew and nieces, Mathew B. Anderson of Springfield, IL, Julie E. Peyton of Portland, OR, Amy Pond of Minneapolis, MN, Kristen Waby of Hilliard, OH; great-nieces and nephews, Sara, Kayla, Tyler Anderson, Owen, Emma, Asher Waby. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014, in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, with Rev. Dan Schenck officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials can be given in care of the Diabetes Foundation or the in Donald's memory. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit AndersonFCS.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2014
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