Donald E. Willis, Sr. - 75

7/20/1940 - 5/10/2016

Davis Junction, IL

Donald E. Willis, Sr., age 75, peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 10, 2016. Born on July 21, 1940 in Benton, IL the son of Raymond and Grace (Smith) Willis. He married Donna Nelson on February 28, 1959; she passed away in 2005. Donald married Karen Corso on April 19, 2008 in Belvidere. He was a member of Valley Evangelical Covenant Church. Donald loved his ’55 Chevy convertible. He was a Mr. Fix-It and could not pass a garage sale. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching westerns and listening to Elvis. He was a people person and enjoyed talking and meeting new people. He also loved a good meal. He is survived by his wife Karen of Davis Junction; children, Cyndi (Mike) Wolf of Forreston, Donald (Holly) Willis, Jr. of Stillman Valley, and Lisa (Andy) Carlson of Stillman Valley; grandchildren, Lynnea (Brandon) Cichy, Brock Wolf, Courtney Wolf, Donnie Willis III, Drew Willis, Heather Willis, Devin Willis, David Willis, Brent Hanna, and Blake Hanna; great grandson, James Cichy; step children, Rhonda Letiza and Richard Scarbrough; 6 step grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughters Kathryn and Susan, granddaughter Hannah, and 8 siblings. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday May 14 at Valley Evangelical Covenant Church with Pastor Rick Lindholtz officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 am prior to the service. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice or in his name.


10-11 AM Saturday May 14, 2016 Valley Evangelical Covenant Church in Stillman Valley


11 AM Saturday May 14, 2016 Valley Evangelical Covenant Church in Stillman Valley

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