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Donald W. Downen

June 13, 1945 November 29, 2019
Donald W. Downen
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Obituary for Donald W. Downen

Donald W. Downen, 74 of Secor, IL passed away at 11:50 a.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL
Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, IL with Rev. Scott Mool officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at Secor Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 to 11:45 a.m. Monday at the memorial home. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the Eureka Rescue Squad, the Woodford County Sherriff’'s Department, or the Secor Fire District.
Don was born June 13, 1945 in Bloomington, IL the son of Neal and June Tool Downen. He married Patricia A. McFall on October 15, 1967 in Eureka. She survives along with his mother June Downen Freed of Normal; two children Donna Myers and Donald (TeAnn) Downen of Secor; five brothers and sisters Betty (Kenny) Landrus of Thompson, OH, Robert (Susan) Downen of Gridley, Ronald (Janice) Downen of Garden Grove, IA, Connie Armstrong of El Paso, and Debbie (Ken) Ford of Kenny; four grandchildren David, Nichol, and Charley Myers and Neal Downen; and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father Neal and a son-in-law Dee Myers.
Don was a US Army paratrooper serving during the Vietnam era. He was a diesel Mechanic. Don was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed working on his house, his yard, gardening, and tinkering in his garage. He was a loving husband, son, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, and brother who felt family was important. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.


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