Donald E. Semple, 84, of New Holland passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
Donald was born on July 16, 1932 in New Holland, IL the son of John and Lorene (Langenbahn) Semple. He married Barbara Allison on August 16, 1953 in New Holland, IL. She survives.
Donald is also survived by his children: Leland (Becky) Semple of Hartsburg, and Melinda Semple of Springfield; his grandchildren, Kara Costello of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Scott Semple of Hartsburg, Erin Semple of Lincoln, and Mitchell Semple of Bloomington; his brother, Wayne Semple of Decatur; his sister, Doris Kelly of Farmer City; additionally he is survived by two great-grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Donald was a member and the Finance Officer of the Porter Bell American Legion Post #715 for 26 years. Donald proudly served his country in The U.S. Army where he spent 19 months in Korea; prior to his service he had engineering training in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Donald was a member of the Logan Co. Farm Bureau and The Richman Community Club. He enjoyed camping, farm auctions, thrasher shows, dancing, and polka music.
Services for Donald will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Stephanie McCullough officiating. Visitation will also be at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00P.M. on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Burial will follow the services at Richmond Grove Cemetery in Hew Holland. Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s name to Porter Bell American Legion Post #715.