Donald Myers

PEKIN - Donald L. Myers, age 88, of Pekin passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at 3:51 p.m. at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Donald was born on May 9, 1924, in Brimfield, Ill., to Willis and Mabelle (Hills) Myers. He married Delores Myers in 1949.

Donald is survived by his children, Donald Myers of Pekin, Ill., Debbie (Jose) Villanueva of Waco, Texas, Bonita Wade of Ipava, Ill., and Dennis (Mary) Myers of Creve Coeur, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; two sisters, Anna Myers and Mary; three brothers, Edgar, David and Marion; and one great-grandchild, Aaliya Wade.

Donald was a World War II veteran.

He moved to Peoria in 1949 and worked for Peoria Ice Company. He later worked for Caterpillar, retiring after over 20 years.

Donald was a NASCAR and Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed dining out.

Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home in Peoria. Visitation will be held one hour prior (9:30 a.m.) to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held, with military rites in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Donald Myers, c/o Bonita L. Wade, 21 Market Street, Ipava, IL 61441.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Nov. 7, 2012