Donald E. Allison
1937 - 2020

Donald E. Allison

August 15, 1937-November 21, 2020

ROCK ISLAND-Donald E. Allison, 83, of Rock Island, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Amber Ridge Memory Care, Moline. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Down by the Creek Animal Sanctuary, Long Grove, Iowa. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island is assisting the family.

Donald was born on August 15, 1937 in Rock Island, a son of James and Anna (Eidet) Allison. Don worked for the Rock Island Lines Railroad for 30 years. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited. Don was an avid hunter. He enjoyed playing golf and was an Iowa Hawkeye and Green Bay Packer fan. Don was also a volunteer at TPC Deere Run, Silvis. Mr. Allison served in the National Guard.

Survivors include his children, Julie (Raymond) Guss, Milan, Jane (Brett) Gripp, Rock Island, and John Allison (Gretchen Hagen) Rock Island; grandchildren, Jason (Brandon) Miller-Guss, Evan (Seth) Guss-Bell, Adam Guss, Jeffrey, Jamie, and Jay Edmondson, and Jarrett Gripp (Kaitlyn Fraikes); great-granddaughter, Erica Miller; siblings, Donna Sandlin, Milan, Dick (Elly) Allison, Rock Island, and Delores (Kenny) Harris, East Moline.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Jeanette Bealer. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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Published by The Rock Island Dispatch Argus from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2020.
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Thinking of you and your family, John A. Sally and Jim
Sally McDowell and Jim DeDecker
November 27, 2020
We would like to send our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Don was my football coach when I was in 6th grade. He pushed me to be the best I could be at a young age. I forever grateful for those life lessons. We will miss you Uncle Don! Love you!
Chris Allison
November 23, 2020
Dick and Family -. So sorry to hear about Don. Our prayers are with you at this time. Please keep your family safe !
Larry & Lou Lingafelter
November 23, 2020