Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Donald E. Green

Donald E. “Don” Green, age 97, of Quincy, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 5:40 p.m. in the Illinois Veterans Home.

Donald Green | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILDon was born September 15, 1921 in Adams County, Illinois, the son of Francis and Hilda Koch Green. He married Evelyn Emily Hillebrenner on March 10, 1945 in Staten Island, New York. She preceded him in death on September 5, 1995.

Don served in the United States Navy during World War II, and he was deployed to North Africa. He loved to dance and listen to music of the 1940’s.

Don was a carpenter by trade. Following his retirement from Gardner Denver, he worked in the home construction field. He and Evelyn developed and owned Don’s Mobile Home Park. Don was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for over 53 years, and he served in many capacities over the years.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna (Ron) Hodel of Normal, IL, and Glenna (David) Nicholson of Quincy; six grandchildren, Ronda (Jim) Lawry of Las Vegas, NV, Ron (Kim) Hodel of Bloomington, IL, Robin (Nate) McElveen of Mesa, AZ, Todd (Amy) Triplett of Quincy, IL, Chad (Nicole) Triplett of Aztec, NM, Jason (Cheri) Triplett of Rushville, IL; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Evelyn, Don was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Alene Althoff.

Services: 11:00 am on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with Rev. Martin Eden officiating.

Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Memorials: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church


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

  1. Don and Evelyn were good friends with my mother, Neva , and stepfather, Ethard Lee. Through the years they shared many, many good times. He was a kind and generous man. They are all dancing in Heaven! So sorry we will be unable to attend the visitation or funeral. Our prayers are with you.

  2. An incredible man with a heart of gold! He helped me with my first blackberry patch n we talked garden a lot. Miss him n Evelyn. Prayers to his family, he felt very blessed to have all of you n spoke of you often.

  3. Don was a wonderful landlord and friend. I know he watched out for me as a young college student in the 90’s. He always shared his tomatoes from his great garden too! I was happy to call him a friend. Our sympathies to you all ❤️ Dawn and Joe Ormond

  4. Miss his smile and comments all those years he helped assemble the bulletins. He will be missed. Prayers for you, his family. I am sure he is dancing away up in heaven.

  5. Don was an incredible man with such character and kindness. We loved listening to all of his stories and yes, the man could dance with such style. Thanks for the memories Don!

  6. Glenna, so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. He was such a nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

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