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Donald McDonnell
Born in Michigan
62 years
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     Donald M. “Don” McDonnell, 62, of Morton, passed away at 5:08 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at his home.
     Don was born on July 16, 1953 in Pontiac, MI, a son of Allen L. “Ott” and Louise (Chislea) McDonnell. They preceded him in death. He married Connie Brown on May 7, 1977 in Pekin. They were later divorced.
     He is survived by his sons, Allen (Sara) McDonnell of Morton and Justin (Maria) McDonnell of Pearland, TX; brother, Dennis (Mary Ann) McDonnell of Washington; and grandchildren, Allie and Haeleigh.
     He was the owner and operator of McDonnell Painting and loved to fish.
     At Don’s request, there will be no public visitation or services.
     The family would like to thank OSF Hospice, where memorial contributions may be made, for their wonderful care of Don.
     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.

Latest Condolences
C. Borurguet My deepest condolence January 10, 2016
My condolences, as feelings of pain and bitterness become unbearable. It is my desire to convey a comforting thought based on the Holy Scriptures
  John 5:28 "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
This passage speaks of the resurrection of our loved ones. It is not God's plan to see us suffer and die, so He extends the following invitation to us: "Come near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8)
Please go to the following link to obtain more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage and again we are sorry for your loss.
Dick and Mary Keil Our condolences November 30, 2015
Our son, Jeff, played baseball for many years with Justin and we enjoyed getting to visit with other parents during the games.  Don was a devoted and intense baseball father, with a ready smile and a great sense of humor.  He did painting work for us a couple of times, most recently just last year.  We reminisced and found him to be unchanged from the fellow we had enjoyed during many ball games.  He talked proudly of his sons and grandchildren.  We want to offer our sympathy to all the family.  He was far too young to be taken from you.   
Rod and Marcia Wanner Don McDonnell November 29, 2015
Al and Judd,

We run the risk of repeating ourselves , as I thought I had sent this message earlier - but do not see that it posted - and because we don't want to let an opportunity pass us by to express our sympathy to you both - we wil repeat our thoughts..

We want you boys to know how very much we thought of your Dad , he was a gentle giant and a gentle soul, he rarely didn't have a smile on his face . He was a good friend and a great working companion. he was also a generous friend - lending a hand when we worked on community projects cause he just liked being around.
He always updated us as to what you two boys were doing in your lives and told us about the grandkids every chance he could.  He deeply loved his boys, and was very proud of you both.
There is a verse in the Bible that reads "Approved Workman are not ashamed of the Gosplel of Christ" - your dad lived that motto, he spoke freely with us about his faith in Jesus. 
You can both be very proud of the man that you called Dad
Your Dad will be deeply missed by us.
Rod and Marcia Wanner
Wanner Construction Inc.  
Hendrick Polanco My deepest condolences November 26, 2015

My deepest condolences.  May these few words from the Holy Scriptures bring you comfort in your time of grief...

John 11:32-45

32 And so Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled; 34 and he said: “Where have YOU laid him?” They said to him: “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus gave way to tears. 36 Therefore the Jews began to say: “See, what affection he used to have for him!” 37 But some of them said: “Was not this [man] that opened the eyes of the blind man able to prevent this one from dying?”

38 Hence Jesus, after groaning again within himself, came to the memorial tomb. It was, in fact, a cave, and a stone was lying against it.39 Jesus said: “TAKE the stone away.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: “Lord, by now he must smell, for it is four days.”40 Jesus said to her: “Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Therefore they took the stone away. Now Jesus raised his eyes heavenward and said: “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 True, I knew that you always hear me; but on account of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they might believe that you sent me forth.” 43 And when he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Laz´a·rus, come on out!” 44The [man] that had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his countenance was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Loose him and let him go.”

45 Therefore many of the Jews that had come to Mary and that beheld what he did put faith in him;

Please go to the following link for more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage