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June 22, 2006

(6/10/1926 6/16/2006)

Donald G. McElroy, 80, of Milan, IL, passed away on June 16, 2006, at the Trinity Medical Center West Campus in Rock Island, IL.

The son of Mendon (Bill) and L. Myrtle (Barnes) McElroy, he was born on June 10, 1926.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy May Jacobs in Rock Island, IL.

Survivors include four daughters, Loretta Jane Ahlf of Rock Island, IL, Donna Jean Legel of Rock Island, IL, Gayle Ann Hanson of Rock Island, IL, and Pamela Mae Hall of Milan, IL; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy E. McElroy of Milan, IL; and one sister, Mary Evelyn Fletcher of Rock Island, IL; and other relatives and many friends.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Mae Jacobs in 1970 and one brother, Harvey Dale McElroy in infancy.

Donald served in the United States Army during World War II. He was retired from the city of Rock Island after 30 years of service, He was a member of the VFW in Memphis, MO. and loved fishing.

Funeral services were held June 20, 2006, at the Norman Funeral Home in Downing, MO, with Sonny Smyser, pastor of the Lancaster United Methodist Church officiating. Music was taped selections. Memorials have been established for the American Diabetes Association. Burial was in the Coffey Cemetery, south of Downing, MO. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Downing, MO. Military Rites were by the Wallace Gillespie Post VFW #4958 of Memphis, MO.

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