Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Donald “Don” Robertson

Donald James “Don” Robertson, age 91, of Quincy, died on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Don Robertson | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisDonald was born December 27, 1926 in Fowler, Illinois, a son of James Christian and Clara Henrietta Shriver Robertson. He married Lorraine “Lori” Schade on July 6, 1947 in the Second Presbyterian Church, in Bloomington, IL. She preceded him in death on July 17, 2016.

Don worked on the family farm until the brothers sold it to Moormans in 1953. He then worked for Moormans for 5 years before moving to Quincy. Don was an insurance salesman for the Business Men’s Assurance Company and attained the Chartered Life Underwriter Degree in 1968.

Don was a member and club leader of the Fowler and Ellington 4H Clubs. He earned many 4H and FFA awards and certificates, including the FFA American Farmer Degree.

Don was a member of Ellington Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder and a teacher. He had been the Commissioner from Ellington and the Great Rivers Presbytery to the Presbyterian General Assembly in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1968 and to the Bicentennial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976.

Survivors include: three children, Douglas James (Linda) Robertson of Cincinnati, IA; Larry D. (Cathy Biondi) Robertson of Raleigh, NC; and Vicki Lynn (Bill) Daggett of Quincy; a grandson, Jacob Lee (Amanda) Daggett of Quincy; a great-grandson, Hunter Lee Daggett of Quincy; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers: W. Lee Robertson of Elgin, IL, and Kenneth Eugene Robertson of Quincy; a half-sister, Bonnie Jean (Daryl) Davis of Loveland, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Donald was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, H. Keith Robertson; and three sisters-in-law: Lydia Robertson (wife of brother W Lee); Marjorie Robertson (wife of brother H Keith); and Barbara Robertson (wife of brother Kenneth).

Services: 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Ellington Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Ron Cox officiating.

Burial: private inurnment in Ellington Home Cemetery

Visitation: 10:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Ellington Presbyterian Church

Memorials: Ellington Presbyterian Church


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Dear Vicky and family: my condolences and sympathy for your loss. My first memory of Don was when he was our youth Sunday School teacher at Ellington Pres, a LONG time ago. He was always calm…at least on the exterior. When I returned to Quincy many years later, I attended church at Unity of Quincy with Lorraine. Don volunteered many hours of “grounds management”. Spring-autumn he kept the flower beds looking beautiful. In winter he shoveled snow drifts before Sunday services…quietly. Come the monthly potluck, though, he was eager to be there with Lorrie.

  2. Don was such a good man who loved gardening and working In his yard and had a great sense of humor. I was honored to be his friend, and was inspired to go exercise at the Kroc with him (and Lori). He would usually be there 3 days a week. Underlying all of his life was a commitment to a spiritual life and to his family. Love and blessings to his family.

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