SPRINGFIELD, IL - Don Cadagin, 73, died at 3:17 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Don was born November 25, 1940, in Springfield, the son of Frank A. and Gertrude O'Leary Cadagin. He married Kathryn Holl on December 20, 1975, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Springfield.
Don graduated from Cathedral Boys High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He later received his law degree from Loyola University School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1972. Judge Cadagin has served as assistant state's attorney, public defender, and Sangamon County State's Attorney. He was elected circuit judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in 1994, and retained that position until his retirement July 8, 2005. Don was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church as well as the Sangamon County Bar Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Edward, James, Jack, Robert, and Richard "Dick" Cadagin; and one sister-in-law, Jackie Cadagin.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Cadagin, of Springfield; two sons, Sean (wife, Amanda Atkins) Cadagin, of Chicago, and Ryan Cadagin (fiancé, Katherine Dinges), of Springfield; one daughter, Meghan (husband, Bobby) Noll, of Springfield; one grandson, Daniel Cadagin; three sisters, Mary (husband, Marvin) Farmer, of Springfield, Patricia (husband, Larry) Snodgrass, of Batavia, and Rita (husband, Ed) Norris, of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N. Amos, Springfield, with Rev. Robert J. Jallas celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, with military honors provided by Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, Attn: Sue Jackson, P.O. Box 155, Springfield, IL 62705, or Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center, 1001 E. Monroe, Springfield, IL 62703.
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