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Donald U. Slupianek, 99, of McLean, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday (March 13, 2019) at St. Clara's Rehab & Senior Care, Lincoln.

 

His memorial service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at McLean Christian Church. Burial will follow at Funks Grove Cemetery, rural McLean.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLean Christian Church. Cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Donald U. Slupianek was born July 19, 1919, in Danvers, the son of Theodore W.S. and Myrtle V. Wilson Slupianek. He married Betty Child on April 7, 1945, in Dewsbury, England. She preceded Donald in death on Oct. 28, 2011.

 

Donald is survived by four of their children, Jennifer (Jack) Isaacs, Joyce (Jim) Moulton, Janet (Gary) Hawkins and Tom Slupianek; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Donald was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Ted Slupianek; one great-granddaughter, Abigail Fones; one brother, Bert Slupianek; and one sister, Ida Ann Sellards.

 

Donald farmed for many years prior to working for the Olympia school district until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion for more than 70 years and McLean Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

 

Donald was always there for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a great wit and sense of humor. He enjoyed a long life and liked to share his stories. Donald was a Cubs fan and had been an avid gardener.

 

The family would especially like to thank Don's caregivers, Tammy Frew and his grandson, Perry Hawkins, and Safe Haven Hospice for their compassion shown at the end of his life.

 

Memorials may be made to Safe Haven Hospice, Autism Society or McLean Christian Church.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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