Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home, Lincoln .
10:00 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home
Donald E. Semple, 84, of New Holland passed away on
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Clara’s Manor in
Donald was born on July 16, 1932 in New Holland, the
son of John and Lorene (Langenbahn) Semple. He
married Barbara Allison on August 16, 1953 in New
Holland. She survives.
Donald is also survived by his children: Leland
(Becky) Semple of Hartsburg, and Melinda Semple of
Springfield; his grandchildren, Kara Costello of
Pleasant Prairie, WI, Scott Semple of Hartsburg,
Erin Semple of Lincoln, and Mitchell Semple of
Bloomington; his brother, Wayne Semple of Decatur;
his sister, Doris Kelly of Farmer City.
Additionally, he is survived by two
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and one
Donald was a member and the Finance Officer of the
Porter Bell American Legion Post #715 for 26 years.
Donald proudly served his country in The U.S. Army
where he spent 19 months in Korea; prior to his
service he had engineering training in Fort Leonard
Donald was a member of the Logan Co. Farm Bureau and
The Richman Community Club. He enjoyed camping, farm
auctions, thrasher shows, dancing, and polka music.
Services for Donald will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Friday, June 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Stephanie
McCullough officiating. Visitation will also be at
the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday,
June 15, 2017. Burial will follow the services at
Richmond Grove Cemetery in Hew Holland.
Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s name to
Porter Bell American Legion Post #715.
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