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Donald G. Fahlund

June 26, 1939 — March 6, 2017

Donald G. Fahlund, age 77, of Knoxville, Illinois died at 12:53 A.M. on Monday, March 6, 2017 at OFS St. Mary Medical Center peacefully surrounded by his family. Don was born on June 26, 1939 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Verner and Ruth E. Trout Fahlund. He attended and graduated from Knoxville High School, Class of 1957. He married Mary Helen McLaren on June 10, 1961 at the Knoxville United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Illinois. Mary survives of Knoxville. Surviving are his daughters: Lori and Kyle Page of Knoxville, Illinois, Cathy and Trent Pearson of Galesburg, Illinois, Polly and Bob Emery of Knoxville, Illinois; grandchildren: Jessica (Brock) Pease, Eric (Jennifer) Page, Gary (Ashly) Page, Mallory Motz (Robbie Pfeffer), Brandon (Hillary) Pearson, Carly Peterson and Delaney Emery; great-grandchildren: Rowan, Grayson, Payton, Conner, Weston, and Laicee; also surviving is a brother, Roger Fahlund of Fort. Worth, Texas, two sisters: Beverly Tracy of Galesburg, Illinois and Christine (Bill) Thompson of Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and infant son Donald G. Fahlund, Jr. Don was a member Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Illinois, United Steel Workers of America, and AmVets Post 8. As a youth he worked hard on the family farm. He served in the United States National Guard. He worked at Tractor Supply and Seig Co of Galesburg. He retired after 36 years from Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg, Illinois. While working at Gates he was a bus driver for Knoxville CUSD 202. In retirement, Don worked for Securitas as a security guard at OSF St. Mary Medical Center. Don enjoyed hunting and fishing. For fun, Don would take Mary out dancing, or they would play cards with family & friends. He loved evenings on his CB radio; Red Comet was his handle. His favorite thing was attending his kids and grandkids activities. His family was his world. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Illinois, with the Rev. Michel D. Clark officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the family, Grace Lutheran Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Visit www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com. to make on-line condolences and to view the video tribute. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Donald G. Fahlund please visit our Sympathy Store.
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