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.
Don 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.
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.