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Donald Eugene Senn, 75, of Hoopeston, Ill., passed away at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at his home.
He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Grand Island, Neb., the son of Ralph and Pearl (Prater) Senn.
He married Sharol Mitchell on Dec. 29, 1962, in Danville, Ill. She survives in Hoopeston.
He is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Jim) Garrett of Brookston, Ind.; two sons, Mark (Monica) Senn of Romeoville, Ill., and John (Tina) Senn of Palm Harbor, Fla.; one sister, Barbara (Robert) Hix of Florence, Ore.; seven grandchildren, James and Katie Garrett, Alexander, Andrew, Austin, Shelby and Haley Senn; one great-granddaughter, Georgia Senn; two nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Donald was a truck driver for P.I.E Ryder Trucking Company. After retirement, he worked for Kennekuk County Park and the U of I/Department of Natural Resources, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He served in the United States Naval Reserves.
Donald was a past Boy Scouts leader for several years and was a member of the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge 709. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and spending time with his family. Donald also loved his two dogs, Tyler and Roscoe.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug., 10, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston. A Masonic Service will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville.
Memorials may be made to the Iroquois Memorial Hospice, 200 N. Laird Lane, Watseka, IL 60970 or to Kennekuk County Park 22296 Henning Rd, Danville, IL 61834. Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Donald's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences. Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Published on August 7, 2017
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