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 www.millerfh.net.
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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