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LINCOLN -- Donald E. Donath, 83, of
Lincoln, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at 2:15 a.m. at The Christian
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zion
Lutheran Church of Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark
Burial will be in Zion
Cemetery, with military rites by Lincoln American
Legion Post 263.
Mr. Donath retired in 1989 after 43 years of
employment with Commonwealth Edison and Central
Illinois Electric and Gas Co.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was born April 6, 1927, in Lincoln. His
parents were John H. and Louise Wietelmann Donath.
He married Dorothy Hahn on June 20, 1948, in
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one son,
Gary (and Wilma) Donath of Athens; one daughter,
Donna (and Glen) McLaughlin of Atlanta; one brother,
Carl (and Norma) Donath of Lincoln; one sister,
Stella Pevsner of Chicago; five grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by one brother, John;
two sisters, Florence Wolf and Josephine Wolf; and
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln,
where he was financial secretary and on the board of
elders for many years.
He was a member of American Legion Post 263,
CILCO Quarter Century Club, AARP and Heritage In
Flight. He was a supporter of the Lincoln High
School Golden Fund and Logan County Food Pantry.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or
Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln or to the donor's
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