VeteranDonald DeMoss

Donald E. DeMoss, 76, of Canton died at 5:35 p.m. July 20, 2007, at Renaissance Care Center.

He was born July 14, 1931, in Bernadotte Township, a son of Threll and Lula Ann McKinley DeMoss. He married Judy Southwood on July 1, 1956, in Ipava. She survives.

Also surviving are two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Alan; and one sister, Annabelle Weishaar.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, where he served from from 1951-1955, attaining the rank of Gunnery Mate 3rd Class.

He worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria until retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Ipava American Legion Post #17, Ipava Masonic Lodge #213 AF & AM, Order of the Eastern Star #227 of Ipava and the UAW Local 974 of Peoria.

Services were held Wednesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Rev. Danie DeBeer officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery with military rites provided by his legion post.

Memorials may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria 61614.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/25/2007