Donald J. Shoemaker
Donald J. Shoemaker 1921—2016 Donald J. Shoemaker, 94, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Greencroft Healthcare. He was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Stephenson County, Illinois to Arthur and Louisa (Engel) Shoemaker. On June 22, 1947, he married Ila June Litwiller in Morton, Illinois. She died Aug. 23, 2010. Survivors include three daughters, Joyce (John) Yoder, Angola, Sandra (Doug) Friesen, Goshen and Nelda (Bill) Wittig, Coralville, Iowa; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Kenneth (Doris) Shoemaker, Bloomington, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; son, Larry E. Shoemaker; two brothers, Orval and Eugene Shoemaker; and sister, Mildred Druge. A retired farmer in Dakota, Illinois, Mr. Shoemaker moved to the Goshen area in 2004. He was a member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen. Friends may call from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church. An 11 a.m. memorial service will follow the visitation. Pastor Don Blosser will officiate. A private burial was held in Violett Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Freeport Mennonite Church MCC Canning Project, 3616 E. Brick School Road, Freeport, IL 61032. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com .
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