Donald C. Starr, 68, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 4:30 A.M., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home.
Visitation will be from 10:00 – 12:00 P.M., Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois. His funeral will follow at noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, Illinois, with military rites provided by Ruel Neal American Legion Post 79, LeRoy, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes, P.O. Box 351, Stanford, Illinois 61774, or The Wall of Honor, c/o LeRoy American Legion, 100 North Main Street, LeRoy, Illinois 61752.
Don was born June 14, 1949, to Dudley Clark and Gladys Joy Harvey Starr. They preceded him in death. He married Margaret Kathryn Horn-Knapp on February 14, 1982, in LeRoy, Illinois. She survives.
He is survived by two daughters, Shelley (Alan) Waller of LeRoy, Illinois and Angie (Jack) Anderson of Stanford, Illinois; one brother, Allen Lee (Cathy) Starr of Lincoln, Illinois; two sisters, Mary Ellen (John) Mosher of Colorado and Tara (Ken Krauss) Hadden of Missouri; grandchildren, Sgt. Stephen (Kaileigh) Lake; William and Lillian Starr; Quinn and Kyle Waller; Jessica (Casey Horn); Adrian and Jasmine Anderson; great-grandchildren, Jace Kaeb and Grayson Lake.
Donald was a disabled veteran, serving in the Army during Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. He retired from Bridgestone/Firestone in 2003 after 31 years. He loved to go bowling, fishing, golfing, camping and traveling. Don and Margaret spent the winter in Florida for the past six years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.