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Donald John

Dillon, Donald John

Donald was born into this world on February 29, 1928 and was placed into the hands of our Lord on February 1 at age 89. Loving husband of Ruth (nee Neitzel) for 62 years. Dear father of Jane (Jerry) Gapinski, John (Darcy), and Andrew (Lisa). Proud grandpa of Emily Gapinski and Natalie, Nathan, and Noah Dillon. Further survived by many dear relatives and life-long friends. Donald was a member of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church and life member of South Shore Yacht Club. Special thanks to the staff of Care-Age for their care and compassion over the last several weeks. Donald was buried in the prairie at Prairie Home Cemetery. A visitation and celebration of Don’s life will be in the near future.

Donald will always be remembered for his warm smile, sense of humor, and infectious laugh.

Past Comments

Pat Berna

To the Dillon Family

I just received Ruth’s letter, February 12, that Don passed away. I was so saddened by the news and will miss him greatly. He was always so much fun to be with, had a great sense of humor and wonderful laugh. I treasure my memories of him and the good times we shared over the past 45 years of friendship. I will always remember the big parties to celebrate his “leap year” birthdays, the fish fries at the SS Yacht club, sail boat races where I got sea sick and laughter during lunches at his home in Brookfield.
Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos of him and your family on this site. I will be sending letters and a memorial gift to the family this week along with my prayers and love

An old friend – Pat Berna

Hank Schroeder

We are so sorry to hear of Donalds passing, he was always one of the most pleasant members to be associated with at SSYC. Hank & Jean Schroeder

Baerbel Kuka

Hello Ruth and family

I read this morning that Don passed away. I would like to express my condolences to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss.


Baerbel Kuka

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