PEORIA HEIGHTS - Donald W. Schertz, 63, of Peoria Heights passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at 9:25 a.m. at his residence.
He was born Jan. 18, 1948, in Peoria to Orville and Jimmie Elaine (Horton) Schertz.
He married Barbara Wilson on Sept. 7, 1968, in Peoria. She survives, along with three brothers, Orville (Mary) Schertz of Adair, Ill., Gene (Sandra) Schertz of Lomax, Ill., and Kenneth (Betsy) Schertz of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and one sister, Joyce (Jos) Schertz of Costa Rica, in Central America.
Don was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969.
He worked for the Carpenters Local Union 183 out of Peoria for 30 years, retiring in 2004.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services at 1625 Candletree Lane in Peoria.
Memorials can be made to the