morton - Donald Gene Ausbury, 68, of Morton passed away at 7:27 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was formerly of East Peoria.
Born Sept. 28, 1944, in Macomb to Randall and Veryl Jean (Bean) Ausbury, he married Joan E. Tieman on May 5, 1973, in Spring Valley.
Surviving are his mother, Veryl Short of East Peoria; one daughter, Amy M. (Jared) Wacker of Carpentersville; one granddaughter, Ella B. Wacker; and one sister, Cheryl (Lee) Kuhfuss of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Don was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He formerly worked at Caterpillar Inc. and also formerly worked in sales. Don enjoyed fishing and socializing with his friends. He was a member of the Morton-East Peoria Christian Singles Group. He was of the Methodist faith.
His family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no service. Cremation will be accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for his granddaughter in care of the funeral home.
To express condolence online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.