Christian Kepler Donkle
1960 - 2021
Ottawa Funeral Home
1111 La Salle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350-2020
Christian Kepler Donkle
Born: March 30, 1960 in Sterling, IL
Died: May 29, 2021 in Kankakee, IL
Christian Kepler Donkle, 61, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Amita Health St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation rites.
Christian was born March 30, 1960, in Sterling, IL, to Lucius B. Jr.and Joellen (Murdock) Donkle. He married Cheri Clouse on Sept 6, 1992 at First Baptist Church of Roselawn in Roselawn, Indiana.
Christian worked for many years as the facilities director for Amita St. Mary's Hospital. He was a born again Christian, he attended Fox River Lutheran Church. Christian served God faithfully for 22 years of his life. He was a wonderful husband, loving father and brother, and a great friend.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cheri; his son, Daniel (Katrina Foley) Donkle; his two daughters, Victoria and Jillian Donkle; and his brother, Lucius Donkle III. He is proceeded in death by his parents and his sister, Heidi Conn.
Memorials may be directed to the Donkle Family.
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Worked often for Chris at the Hospital! Always for kind ! Sorry for Your loss !My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
Rick Burton
June 7, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Ottawa Funeral Home
June 2, 2021
Sending Loving Energy to the family... Chris was a good friend, a compassionate leader, and a spiritually inspiring person to be with.
michael rath
June 2, 2021