Donald E. Wey, 88, of Heyworth, passed away unexpectedly at 5:21 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16, 2019) at his home.


His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Heyworth Christian Church with the Rev. Kurt Flora officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Heyworth Christian Church and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Randolph Township Fire/EMS or the Heyworth Christian Church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, is in charge of arrangements.


Donald was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Belle Prairie Township, Livingston County, a son of Pearl D. and Della Mae Rafferty Wey. He married his valentine sweetheart, Irene M. Schieber on Feb. 14, 1954, at Eureka. She passed away Dec. 9, 2013.


He is survived by his son, Jeffrey E. (Jay Juarez) Wey, Plainfield, and daughter, Jeanette (Jeffrey) Wissmiller, Heyworth.


He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sister, Thelma Young-Rosendale; and brother, John Wey.


Donald retired from The Eureka Co., in Bloomington, after 40 years, in 1992, and continued farming until 2005. He was a member of the Heyworth Christian Church; the McDonalds coffee club on South Main Street, Bloomington; NRA; the McLean County Farm Bureau; and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed helping his daughter at her dance studio for the past 24 years.

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