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Donald "Duck" D. Donaldson

January 18, 1936 ~ April 21, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Donald "Duck" Donaldson Obituary

Donald Dean "Duck" Donaldson, 87, of Ramsey, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 21, 2023, at Heritage Manor in Pana, IL.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Ramsey Christian Church, Ramsey, IL with Pastor Dick Wamsley officiating. Burial will follow at Myers Cemetery, Herrick, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, an hour and a half prior to the service at the church. Memorials: Myers Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Born January 18, 1936, in Ramsey, IL, the son of Arthur Pella & Della Magnolia (Welch) Donaldson. He married Betty Jane Davis on June 2, 1956, in Ramsey, IL. He worked as a correctional officer at the Vandalia Correctional Center; was a member of Ramsey Christian Church; an avid gardener and enjoyed taking care of his lawn; going to coffee with friends; he loved Cubs baseball; and always enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

Survived by: Wife - Betty Donaldson, Ramsey, IL; Daughter - Patti Casey, Ramsey, IL; Son - Jeff Donaldson & Paula, Coppell, TX; Grandchildren - Megan, Portland, OR and Blake, Austin, TX; 6 Great Grandchildren; Sisters - Donna Price, Vandalia, IL and Carol Durbin, Nevada; Brother - Robert "Bob" Donaldson & Norma, Vandalia, IL.

Preceded in death by: Parents; Grand Child - Matthew Casey; Sisters - Barbara Cook, Cora Bushert, and Mary Harpster; Brothers - James, Carl, and John Donaldson.

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April 27, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Ramsey Christian Church
206 S. Jefferson St.
Ramsey, IL 62080

Funeral Service
April 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Ramsey Christian Church
206 S. Jefferson St.
Ramsey, IL 62080

April 27, 2023

Myers Cemtery
Rural Herrick
Herrick, IL 62431


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