Donald T. Meyers Sr.

January 12, 1925June 10, 2013

Donald Thomas Meyers Sr., 88, of Bartonville, Illinois, died Monday, June 10, 2013 at his residence. He was born January 12, 1925 in Peoria, Illinois. He was the son of Hamilton and Mamie (Deusch) Meyers. He married Shirley J. Stobaugh on November 9, 1968 in Peoria, Illinois. She preceded him in death on August 10, 2011 in Peoria, Illinois. He is also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jennifer Piedra, one great granddaughter, Katlyn Pfeifer, two brothers, LeRoy and Gerald Meyers. He is survived by three sons, Danny Meyers of Peoria, Illinois, David (Brenda) Meyers of Elgin, Illinois and Donald (Tammy) Meyers Jr. of Peoria, Illinois. He has one step daughter surviving, Sheila (John ) Pfeifer of Princeville, Illinois. He has five grandchildren, Kim Simmons, David Meyers II, Sunny Wilcoxen, Mark and Greg Pfeifer, and ten great grandchildren. He is survived also by one brother, Andrew(Dorothy) Meyers of Bartonville, Illinois. Donald worked 65 years as an electrician out of Local Union #34, 27 of those years he worked at Hiram Walker Distillery, he retired in 1981. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a 50 year member of the Joseph Robbins Masonic Lodge #930 A.F. & A. M., Consistory Valley of Peoria, and the Mohammed Shrine. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League and the Peoria Elks Lodge. He was a member of the Arcadia Presbyterian Church of Peoria. Donald played four years in the Detroit Tiger farm system in Dallas, Texas. He helped start in the 1950’s the Bartonville Little League Program and the Limestone American Legion Baseball Program. He also was a volunteer driver for the Mohammed Shrine Hospital Van, making many trips to assist children’s needs. Funeral Services will be Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Masonic Services will be at 6:45 PM on Thursday evening. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois. The Tazewell Military Rites Team will hold military services at the graveside on Friday. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. You may create an online condolence for Donald at


  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2013
  • Masonic Services Thursday, June 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2013

Donald T. Meyers Sr.

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July 5, 2014

Don, you will be in our thoughts here on earth til we meet again friend

Dave & Marvis Birkenmayer

Dave&Marvis Birkenmayer

June 14, 2013

Wish we could be with the family at this time sharing the great memories-fishing, baseball,Lizzies,408 club, bowling and many more.He was a tough dude when he had to be but it was always a learning moment even if we kids didn't like it we respected him.He was a great friend to my dad and I. He is being missed and remembered fondly. We are giving a memorial in his memory to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals Our hugs,thoughts, and prayers surround you all. Celebrate his life, he is where he wants and deserves to be.

Lori Braden

June 14, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Don's family. I met Don while coordinating hospital trips for the Mohammed Shrine in Bartonville. Every day that he popped in the office was a blessing. One of the sweetest person's I have ever met. You will be truly missed. RIP Don

The girls at Pam's Barber Shop

June 13, 2013

May you find comfort in remembering your beloved father this Father's Day, and every day.

gary and paula ibeck

June 13, 2013

to the don meyers family,sorry about your loss,we lived at skyline apartments for awhile and i use to talk baseball with him,me and wife would cookout and take him a hamburger,i really think don liked us to visit more than anything.he was always cleaning his car,don had the cleanest car in bartonville

Deanna Timbrook

June 13, 2013

I am truly going to miss Don, having known him for the past twelve years. Every time I saw him, he always greeted me with a cheerful smile. We used to chat while I was there to clean his apartment. I'm going to miss the time I spent growing to know this great person as a friend. He was always so nice and considerate especially when I would bring my daughter, Joanna, with me to work ten years ago. He would spend time being amused by my eight-year-old, feeding her sugary treats. Don's family is in my thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

June 13, 2013

Sincere sympathy to all his family . Don was a fine neighbor and friend to our community at Skyline Manor . He will be missed . RVC

Ivan Roth

June 12, 2013

Danny, Thom, and family please accept my condolences on the loss of your Father. I have treasured your friendship forever. God bless.

Dee Patroff

June 12, 2013

Don will be missed greatly by many. He was the sweetest, kindest man! He was the kindest volunteer to our patients at Illinois Cancer Care and he was an awesome Mentor to my teenage son when he volunteered in the summers. He cared about people and kids. I am sure he is resting in the arms of Jesus! It was a priviledge and honor to know him and my son and I will miss him. Praying for his family for this Great loss.
Dee RN Illinois Cancer Care

Jo Ann Rieker

June 12, 2013

38 years ago this July my friend and I went on a trip to Switzerland. We met Don and Shirley. They took us under there wings as we were only 21 at the time. They were so kind to us. The following January they attended my wedding. We have sent Christmas cards to each other every year since then. I recently lost my dad. You have my sympathy and prayers. Don and Shirley were a great example to me.
Jo Ann (Plattner) Rieker