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PEORIA - Donald R. McKinnie, 87, of Peoria passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Bickford Cottage, Mary B's Alzheimer Unit, in Peoria.

He was born in Peoria on June 6, 1927, the son of Henry L. and Ina M. Hires McKinnie. He married Wilma Wurster. He later married Barbara Roberts in 1970. She preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 1995 in Peoria.

Donald is survived by his children, Jeanette Auer and Richard (Kathy) McKinnie, both of Brighton, Mich., Connie (Bell) Bell of Buford, Ga., and Ann (Terry) Rose of Washington, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Marilyn (Jim) Davis of Peoria.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Donald worked for Hiram Walker & Sons for 28 years as an electrician. He last worked at Jumers Castle Lodge in the maintenance department.

He was a member of Illinois Valley Antique Auto Club and the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg International Auto Club. Donald won many prestigious auto awards for his 1937 Cord that he personally restored. He was also very involved and volunteered out at Wheels of Time Museum in Peoria, Ill.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Schmidt-Haller Burial & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Entombment of ashes will be in Chapel of Peace at Parkview Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Wheels of Time Museum in Peoria, Ill.


Published in Peoria Journal Star from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2014
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