Donald E. Arn - 77

5/11/1937 - 2/17/2015

Stillman Valley, IL

Donald E. Arn, age 77, died Tue., Feb. 17, 2015 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford following a sudden illness. He was born May 12, 1937 in Freeport, IL the son of Edward and Theo (Heitz) Arn. He attended Byron Schools. Don married Roberta Friday on Aug 10, 1957 in Freeport, IL. Don owned and operated Arn Construction and Arn Reality for 35 years retiring in 2003. He also worked 15 years at Barber Colman in Rockford. Don was a 50 year member of the Byron Masonic Lodge # 274 where he had served as Master of the Lodge. He was also a life member of the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge # 1551. He was predeceased by his parents and 1 brother Charles Arn. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Roberta, son Craig Arn of Byron, daughter Wendy Arn-Cronberg (Kenton Cronberg) of Stillman Valley, Sisters; Eileen Rice and Joan Cicero both of Rockford, Brother Robert (Mary Ann) Arn of Byron, and 3 grandchildren; Corey Arn, Cassandra Arn, and Makala Arn, and many neices and nephews.  Don's Grandchildren where the Light of his Life. Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Stillman Valley, IL with the Pastor Randy Snider officiating. Burial will be in the Stillman Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm, Friday evening at the funeral home followed by a 7:00 pm Masonic service. A memorial fund is established in Don's name.


4-7 pm, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Stillman Valley, IL., A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 pm.


11:00 am, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Stillman Valley, IL.

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