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home : obituaries : obituaries   April 29, 2016

4/22/2013 11:40:00 AM
Donald Newburn

Donald L. Newburn, 75, of Peru passed away April 19, 2013, in Manor Court of Peru.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mueller Funeral Home in Peru followed by a Mass of Christian Burial  at 10:30 a.m. in St. Valentine Church, Peru with the Rev. William Gardner, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Peru City Cemetery with full military rites by Peru Veterans Memorial Group.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with a rosary at 7 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus in attendance.

Mr. Newburn was born July 8, 1937, in Granville to David and Anna Mae (McCassin) Newburn. He was raised by his aunt, Irene Hoerner. He married Patricia Fransen on Jan. 15, 1983, in St. Valentine Church in Peru. She passed away on Nov. 18, 2003. He then married Toma Stowe on May 12, 2007, in Tiskilwa Baptist Church.

Don graduated from La Salle-Peru Township High School in 1957 and DeVry University. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He worked for Sigmund Electric in Peru, Television Transmission Co., United Cable in Peru and St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

He was a member of St. Valentine Church in Peru. He was a 4th Degree member of La Salle Knights of Columbus for more than 54 years and a member of La Salle VFW, American Legion in Spring Valley and Barber Shop Quartet in Princeton. He was a Ham Radio Operator K9TWZ.

Survivors include his wife, Toma of Peru; two brothers, Jim (Dorothy) Newburn of Altamont and David (Ruth) Newburn of Bureau; one step-son, Troy (Amy) Galetti of Joliet; one stepdaughter, Jill Stowe of Moline; three grandchildren, Zoey, Paige and Adam Galetti; one cousin, LaVerne Clinch of Phoenix, Ariz.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; foster mother, Irene Hoerner; his first wife, Patricia; two brothers, Perry and Paul Newburn; and three cousins, Ione Klein, Doris Pool, and the Honorable John Clinch.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Illinois Valley Animal Rescue.

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