Donald L. Ahmer Sr.

Donald L. Ahmer Sr. of Lake in the Hills A memorial service to celebrate the life of Donald L. Ahmer Sr., 66, also of Estero, Fla., will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Sunday, Feb. 10, at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road (one mile east of Randall Road), Algonquin/Lake in the Hills. For those not in the Chicago area, a service will be held in Florida at a later date. Mr. Ahmer died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, of heart failure, after giving so much of his heart to those in his life. Donald founded Read Excavating Co., Inc. in 1972, and retired as CEO in October 2007. He is lovingly remembered as the husband of Diane; father of Donald Jr. (Lisa) and Brad (Jodi); brother of James and Judith; "Papa" of Mikey, Charlie, Ben, Olivia and Seth; and friend of many. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Heart Association. For information, 847-458-1700 or

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Willow Funeral Home - Algonquin
1415 W. Algonquin Road  Algonquin, IL 60102

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 8, 2008