Donnie L. Montgomery
Donnie L. Montgomery WASHINGTON - Donnie L. Montgomery, 67, of Washington passed away at 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Donnie was born April 13, 1949, in Peoria to Henry and Ida Mauveline Vickery Montgomery. He married Jean Mickens on July 15, 1967, in Washington. Surviving are his wife, Jean of Washington; sons, Donnie L. (Marsha) Montgomery Jr. of East Peoria and Brad (Melissa) Montgomery of Washington; mother, Ida Mauveline Montgomery of Washington; sister, Shirley (Chuck) Martin of Washington; and grandchildren, Brandon of Kansas City, MO, and Kelsey, Savannah, Maeve and Henry, all of Washington. He was preceded in death by his father and son, Alex Montgomery. Donnie was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Caterpillar Inc after 38 years of service. Donnie was a skilled carpenter who built several homes. He enjoyed fishing with his family and taking motorcycle trips with Jean and friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a true gentleman. Donnie loved his family, especially his kids and grandkids, and enjoyed every moment spent with them. A funeral service for Donnie will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2017, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. Bishop Leroy Smith will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ISU Alexander Montgomery Memorial Scholarship for Special Education Teachers. Donnie's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com , where condolences may also be sent to the family.
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