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Description: Obituary of Sloan, DonaldDate: May 20 2009
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Donald Sloan, 89, of Kirkwood, died at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth April 25, 2009.
Donald was born June 20, 1919 in Detroit, and is the son of Alonzo and Marguerite Porter Sloan. Don was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1937.
Don was a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps as a navigator during WW II.
He married Wilma I. Guthrie Aug. 22, 1942, in Detroit.
Donald first was a salesman for Moorman Feeds for several years. He then received an Insurance License and was an agent for 20 years. For 15 years he was a trimmer for Southard Tree Service. Since his retirement until the present, he worked for Southard's Car Wash in Galesburg.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Biggsville, where he was a Deacon. While they lived in Oakwood, he was an elder in the Oakwood Christian Church. Donald was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan. He was very handy and could fix anything. He worked in earlier years with Scouting and Little League Baseball. More recently he volunteered with Relay for Life in Henderson County.
Surviving Donald is his wife, Wilma Sloan of Kirkwood; two daughters, Judy (Chuck) Carl of' Ogden and Nancy Hull of Biggsville; two sons, Gary (Debbie) Sloan of Lakeland, La. and Todd (Joan) Sloan of Olmsted Twp., Ohio; eight grandchildren, Tracy Wahlfeldt, Cary Sloan, Sherri Hampel, Camie Telthorster, Sara and Amy Hull and Nicole and Heather Sloan; seven great grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; three step great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
Funeral services was held at 2 p.m. April 20 at the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church in Biggsville. Interment with military honors was in the Monmouth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for Biggsville United Presbyterian Church. Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville is in charge of the arrangements.