Donald K. Hungate

Born: Tue., Mar. 23, 1926
Died: Thu., Feb. 27, 2014


Graveside Service

9:30 AM Wed., Mar. 05, 2014
Location: Sunset Cemetery at Illinois Veteran's Home


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DONALD K. HUNGATE

   Mr. Donald K. Hungate, 87 of Quincy died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday (February 27, 2014) in the Good Samaritan Home.

   Born March 23, 1926 in Quincy, he was the son of  Larkin B. and Ethel M. King Hungate. He married Dorothy  Fleer Todd on March 26, 1970 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on February 4, 2006.

   Don was member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was an accomplished pool player winning many trophy's in the local pool league. He also enjoyed playing cards, golfing and league bowling. He served his country  in the United States Army during WWII and fought at the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. He received the European Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Battle Stars and the Distinguished Unit Badge.

   He was first employed at Hemming Motor News in Quincy for several years and then went to work for the United States Postal Service in Quincy from 1964 until his retirement in 1989.

   Survivors include a son, Bill F. Todd (Glenda); a daughter, Jakay Todd Steckler both of Quincy; five grandchildren, Michael W. Todd, Paula Reinhardt (J.D.), Chad Todd (Chris) Shawn Steckler (Jackie) all of Quincy and Paul Steckler (Debbie) of St. Peters, MO; eleven great grandchildren, Michael C. Todd (Lori), Alyssa Collins (Alan), John Reinhardt III, Ben Reinhardt, Cristen Todd, Caitlyn Todd, Evan Steckler, Ellen Steckler, Adam Steckler, Brittany Steckler and Brendan Steckler.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy and a son-in-law, David Steckler.

   Graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 in Sunset Cemetery with Pastor Ken Kramer officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail.              

   There will be no visitation but friends are invited to the graveside services.

   Memorials may be made to the Great River Honor Flight.

   Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Rosemary Gaines
   Posted Thu February 27, 2014
To: The Hungate Family.I am sorry for your lost.May your love for Donald and the memories he shared with you may they bring comfort in the days ahead.

Tony Bliven
   Posted Fri February 28, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. Don was a great man and will be missed.

C. E. Archer
   Posted Fri February 28, 2014
To the Hungate family: I have many great memories of Don. My father and I worked with him at the post office. Don could always keep the employees and bosses grinning with stories from his past. I'm sure that he might have made some "embellishments" that lightened the mood. I played pool with and against him for many years. He had the ability to "coach" me based on my ability, not his. He was a superb pool player, but mostly, he was a generous friend. Please celebrate a life lived well. C. E. Archer

Paul Kevin Geers
   Posted Mon March 03, 2014
Dear Hungate family,
my father knew Don since he was a kid ,and I had know Don and Dorothy over 50 years, when Dorothy was the telephone operator at Soldiers home, I served mass at the chapel there 20 yrs, and when I was the mgr at the old Plaza and Pier. So many good times, and he was a great pool player, my father had a nickname for him, and can't remember it now, But God bless them both so nice and so much fun when we met, Thanks for sharing them with us.

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