Donald W. Untz - 87
5/2/1927 - 7/16/2014
Donald William Untz, 87, of Oregon died Wednesday morning, July 16, 2014 after a courageous battle with multiple illnesses.
Donald was born May 3, 1927, in West Brooklyn, Illinois, the son of William and Mathilda (Walters) Untz. He married the Love of his Life, Loraine M. Payne on June 10, 1950 in Harmon, Illinois.
After coming to Oregon in 1950, he became an independent contractor for over 50 years.
Donald was a US Army veteran, serving in during World War II and was a Life member of the Oregon VFW Post 8739. He was a past commander of the VFW. He was a member of the Foresters and a previous member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, Illinois.
The most important thing is his life was his family – he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Loraine of Oregon, sons, Steven (Debra) Untz of Oregon, William Untz of Oregon; Daughters, Deborah (Larry) Onley of Rockford; Christine (Charles) Turner of Dixon; Nancy (Matthew) Shull of Oregon; grandchildren, Jennifer (Rick) Boyce. Stephanie (Ryan) Carr, Dustin (Jasmine) Turner, Jeffrey (Svetlana) Turner, Jason (Jessica) Shull, Scott Untz, Derek (Nicole Madden) Shull, Nicole Weatherford, Elizabeth (Josh) Carlson, Melissa (fiancé Marquis Gully) Turner, Samantha Heise, and Sabrina Heise; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Michael, Renee’, Elizabeth, Allison, Madeleine, Carol, Sophia, Ameila, Nathan, Serenity, Hope, Ian, Hailey, Caitlin, Adam, Danielle, Jadon, and Liam; and one sister, Rita Jones of Dixon, Illinois.
He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Walters, sisters, Eleanor Carter, Ruthie Larson and Mary Catherine Crawford.
Donald enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, time with his Chihuahuas and spending winters in Donna, Texas.
Funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, Illinois. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon, with military honors. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 3-5 PM at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, 110 S 7th St, Oregon, Illinois.
Sunday, July 20, 3-5 PM at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Oregon
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St Mary Catholic Church, OregonView Donald W. Untz's Guestbook