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Donald Frail

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TOULON - Donald D. Frail, 86, of Toulon died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

Donald was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Toulon, the son of Samuel and Gladys Pauline Dixon Frail. He married Helen Hartmann on July 25, 1953, in Sauk City, Wis. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gary (Julie) of Toulon; two daughters, Debra (Chuck) Terwilliger of Wyoming and Marianne (Phil) Dixon of Princeville; six grandchildren, Clint (Andrea) Terwilliger, Rudy (Lindsey Huddleston) Dixon, Darren (Natasha) Terwilliger, Adrienne Dixon, Kyra DeSchepper, and Olivia Frail; three great-grandchildren, Riley Mennsen and Paytin and Annalynn Terwilliger. Also surviving are two sister-in-laws, Shirley Frail of Toulon and Pauline Frail of Kewanee.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Darlene Ingle and Majel Fritch; and three brothers, Merwin Bud, Marion Dutch and Merle Frail.

Donald was the first member of his family to graduate from Toulon High School.

He entered the U.S. Army and served in Central Europe during WWII. Don was extremely proud of his military service and on Sept. 7, 2010, his longtime wish came true. He had the opportunity to fly on the Honor Flight for WWII military veterans to Washington, D.C. After his military service, he worked for Kraft Foods in Toulon and later retired as a pipefitter from Local 353, Peoria.

Don was a longtime member of the Toulon American Legion Post 416 and the Toulon United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Toulon Funeral Home in Toulon. The Rev. Paul Wier will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial with military honors will be in Toulon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toulon American Legion for the Honor Flight program or to the Stark County Ambulance Service.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 20, 2010