EDWARD M. DONHARDT SR.
Edward M. Donhardt Sr. , 83, of 1124 North 9th died at 3:10 am Wednesday (March 28, 2012) in Blessing Hospital.
Born November 4, 1928 in Quincy, Ed was the son of Bernard L. and Teresa Berblinger Donhardt. He married Mildred Drummond on April 9, 1951 in Quincy. She survives.
Ed was a member of Living Waters Full Gospel Church. He was a 50 year member of the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict receiving the Korean service medal with three bronze stars. He was also member of the Quarter Century Club at Gardner-Denver and he enjoyed collecting old cars, truck and tractors.
Ed was employed as a machinist at Gardner-Denver for 34 years until his retirement in 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred; one daughter Beverly Chezem (Wilbur Jr.) of Quincy; five sons Edward Donhardt Jr. (Bertha) of Payson, IL, Harold "Eugene" Donhardt, Michael Donhardt, David Donhardt and James Donhardt (Stacy) all of Quincy; nine grandchildren William Chezem Sr. (Martha), Mathew Chezem, Bonnie St. Myer (Jason) all of Quincy, Karrie Hill (Joey) of Midland, TX, Jennifer Maple (Travis) of Ursa, IL, Heather Donhardt, Braydon Donhardt, and Taelor Peterson (Jordan) all of Quincy and Levi Campbell of Macomb and several great grandchildren. Also surviving are several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; two sisters in law Irene Donhardt of Normal, IL and Eva Donhardt of Quincy and many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Mr. Donhardt was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lucille Meyer, three brothers Harold, Bernard and Donald Donhardt and a grandson Zachery Donhardt.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Waters officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Greenmount Cemetery by Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Honor Funeral Detail.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Saturday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Great River Korean Honor Flight.