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Donald King

July 20, 1931 — March 19, 2015

Donald L. King, 83, of East Peoria, IL passed away at 10:15 am on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on July 20, 1931 in Goodfield, IL to Jayson and Dolly Shanholtzer King. He married Naomi Harper on May 14, 1961 in Huntsville, AL. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Ronald (Peggy) King of East Peoria, IL; two daughters, Karen (Marlin) Coy of Rockford, IL; Cindy (David) Read of Eureka, IL; one sister, Carol Smith of Wyoming, IL; one brother, Roger (Arlene) Washburn of Eureka, IL; six grandchildren, Zach, Dahlton, Lexi, Ellie, Renee, Amanda; and four great-grandchildren, Bella, Dominick, Dakota, and Devin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers, his step-mother Ruth King, and one niece, Cheryl King.

Donald served his country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was in the Army for 21 years serving as a Chief Warrant Officer 2. He retired on August 28, 1969. He also worked in the Peoria Post Office for 20 years as a plant manager. He retired in 1992.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Pastor Keith Thibo will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday evening at the funeral home from 5-8 pm and also one hour before services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery with full military rites at the grave.

Memorials may be made to Heartcare Midwest in Peoria. Online tributes and condolences may be made at


MAR 23. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Funeral service

MAR 24. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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