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Donald James Umpleby Jr, aged 95, formerly of Gary, Highland, and San Diego, passed away Sat, June 13 in Peoria, IL. Preceded in death by his parents, Donald James Umpleby Sr and Beulah Webdell Umpleby and his sisters Elaine Maslowitz Bana and Sue Ann Freeman Baldner. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Marcella Levakis Umpleby, children Donald James Umpleby III (Katherine) of Peoria and Judith (Thomas) Hancock of Crown Point; grandchildren Thomas Hancock (Kim) of Edmonton Canada, Claire and Anna Umpleby of Peoria. Don graduated from Gary Emerson High School in 1938, where he played clarinet and piccolo in the band. He served in the Indiana National Guard. He retired after 41 years from Inland Steel where he was a mill foreman. He also belonged to the Gary City Methodist and 1st Presbyterian Church in Highland. Don was a 32nd degree Mason in the Scottish Lodge, as well as a Shriner. Don was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His highest priority was taking care of his family and doing his best for them. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , 2211 North Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 8th at 2pm with visitation to follow until 5pm at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave in Highland.
Published in the Post Tribune on July 1, 2015
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