SPRINGFIELD, IL - Donald Lee Nolting, 85, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Sarasota, FL.
He was born July 28, 1928, in Springfield, the son of the late Brian H. and Betty J. (Goin) Nolting. He married Nadine Adkins in Springfield on Jan. 28, 1960, and she survives.
Mr. Nolting graduated from Lanphier High School in Springfield. Don went on to work at Sangamo Electric for 30 years and then retired from Ameren where he worked as a meter reader. He served as a Captain on the Village of Grandview Police Department and also served on the Springfield City Auxiliary Police for many years. He was a member of the Postal Club and bowled with the Sangamo Bowling League. Don had a passion for fishing and looked forward to trips to Canada and Missouri to fish with his nephews and brother-in-law. An avid card player, he especially enjoyed pinochle and played regularly for over 70 years with friends and family.
Besides his wife, Nadine, he is survived by two daughters, Diana Law of Las Vegas, NV, and Stephanie (husband, Holmes) Giraldo of New London, CT; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Gretchen (husband, Les) Plotner of Lincoln, IL; and three nephews: Greg (wife, Laura) Plotner of Tampa, FL, Kent (wife, Ellen) Plotner of Swansea, IL, and Eric (wife, Shauna) Plotner of Morton, IL.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Elm Street Christian Church, 3020 E. Elm St., Springfield IL, the Rev. Seth Schnautz officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Mason City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Elm Street Christian Church in Springfield or to the Animal Protective League.
Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home. 217-544-5424
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