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Donald E. Owsley

October 4, 1931 ~ October 23, 2015 (age 84)

   Donald E. Owsley, 84, of Quincy, passed away at 3:53 p.m. Friday (October 23, 2015) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born October 4, 1931 in Roseville, Michigan, Donald was the son of Orville V. Owsley Sr. and Helen G. Riley.  He married Gloria Joan Stinson on August 30, 1963 in Quincy.  She survives.

   Mr. Owsley served his country in United States Army during the Korean War.  Donald served 1 year 10 months and 25 days in Korea with the 25th infantry division receiving the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal and the Japanese Occupation Medal with one service bar.  

   Donald enjoyed bow and arrow hunting, league bowling, watching old westerns on T.V., doing yard work and maintaining his home.  He always looked forward to seeing the new cars each year and was very particular in maintaining his cars.  He loved sitting on the patio and  playing with his dog Whiskey "Hooch". He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.

   After his discharge from the Army he was employed at Packaging Corporation for 15 years.  Donald then worked construction out of his union local 919.  

   Survivors include his wife Gloria; one daughter Debra Anne Turbin (Terry) of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren Jonald M. Shroyer (Matthew), T.J. Turbin (Carla), Jeremy A. Turbin (Kelly) all of Baltimore, MD; six great grandchildren Rosalie G. Shroyer, Jude M. Shroyer, Azaria Shroyer, Joel E. Turbin, Abigail A. Turbin and Allen J. Turbin.  Also surviving is one brother Orville Owsley Jr. (Jean) of Quincy and two sisters Ruby P. Thomas of Quincy and Gloria Gonterman (Bill Shaffer) of Fowler, IL. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and two special friends, Janice White (John) of Baylis, IL and Debbie Castermeyer (Robert) of Quincy.

  Donald was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Larry "Pee Wee' Owsley, Robert Owsley, two sisters Lorraine Schuerman and Norma Reddick; a special aunt and uncle, Alice and Lozelle Martin.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning 10:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy with Pastor Terry Turbin and Pastor Tim Woodard officiating.  Burial with Military Honors  by the Payson V.F.W Post 2061 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail will be in Woodland Cemetery in Fishhook, Illinois.  

   Visitation will be held Monday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Tuesday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Great River Honor Flight or to Woodland Cemetery.
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