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Donald D. De Shon

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Donald Dale De Shon, age 79, was reunited with his wife and other family and friends who have preceded him in Heaven on January 30, 2009. Don was born June 23, 1929, in St. Joseph, Mo., the sixth of eight children born to Blanche and Elliott De Shon. On November 11, 1950, Don was united in marriage to Mary Margaret Heerlein, and they soon moved to Kansas City, where they raised three daughters. Don worked for Electrical & Magneto and as an officer for the St. Joseph Police Department. Known by the handle "Big D", Don was an over-the-road truck driver for Texas Oklahoma Express, retiring following 31 years as a teamster. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son and a good friend to many. Don is survived by three daughters, Donna Rogers, Mary De Shon and Julie Bringus; two sons-in-law, Alan Rogers and Chris Bringus, and three grandsons, Mason, Dane and Luke Bringus. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary (December 4, 2006); his parents; his brothers, Merrill, Jewell Ray (Bud) and Elliott Junior (Sam), and his sisters, Evelyn, Frances, Kathryn, and an infant sister Lila. Visitation will begin 10 a.m., followed by funeral services at noon, Wednesday, February 4, at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at 291 Highway. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Resurrection North Cemetery. (Arr.: Park Lawn Northland Chapel, at 816-781-8228; send a message to the family via www.parklawnfunerals.com.)
Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 1, 2009
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