PEORIA HEIGHTS - Donald W. Breisacher, 80, of Peoria Heights passed away at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
Born Aug. 22, 1933, in Rock Island, the son of William and Katherine Traenkenschuh Breisacher, Donald married Barbara Brown on June 20, 1959 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Susan (Jim) Walden of Peoria; two sons, Greg Breisacher of Peoria and Keith Breisacher of Trivoli; three grandchildren, Jimmie Walden of Peoria, Allie Breisacher of Peoria and Abbey Breisacher of Peoria; and one sister, Gloria Fisher of Davenport, Iowa.
Donald was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. He worked for International Paper in Peoria for 34 years, retiring as a paper cutter in 1994.
Donald enjoyed nature and loved to hunt and fish.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the
or Forest Park Nature Center.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com.