OBITUARY

Donald William Ekvall

January 1, 1940October 5, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Donald William Ekvall, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 12:46 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his home. He was formerly of Creve Coeur.

Born January 1, 1940 in Peoria to Donald Gustoff and Victoria (Babb) Ekvall, he married Delores “Dee” McGee. He then married Connie S. Virers. She died on April 15, 1998. He last married Ellen Marie Harris on September 4, 2018 in Creve Coeur. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Daniel (Rhonda Beasley) Ekvall of Dyersburg, Tennessee; one daughter, Lorraine (Tracy) Caulkins of Brimfield; three grandchildren, Miranda, Katie and Bryce; one brother, Tom (Deb) Ekvall of Glasford and one nephew, Tim (Courtney) Ekvall of Mapleton. He also leaves Ellen’s children, Christopher Harris of Glasford and Julie Fischer of Glasford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Fred Ekvall.

Don worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 35 years, last working as a senior systems analyst in Building AD in April of 1994.

He was a charter member of the Creve Coeur Jaycees.

A motorcycle enthusiast, Don enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and was a former member of ABATE. He enjoyed pheasant hunting with his dogs, which were German Weimaraners.

His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 11, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. The Rev. Dr. Bobby Barnhill will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Inurnment will follow the service in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Visitation

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, October 11, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Inurnment

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Cindy Welge-Snare

October 11, 2021

Marie sorry about your loss of Don!
Don and Bob are together now.

tinker vinson

October 8, 2021

Was very sad to see Donnie's passing. Seen Marie not long ago she said, he hadn't been doing well. I knew Donnie for over 40 years, he and Connie use to come to Sheba's where I worked, they were friends with my boss Larry. One day there was a poker run going, I had never been on one, I wasn't big on motorcycles. Well, Donnie talked me into riding with him, we had a blast. The only time for me on the back of a bike on a poker run, one I will never forget. He was a good guy. Was glad to call him my friend. Keeping his family, in my thoughts and prayers. I know you will miss him alot Marie, you guys did everything together. Hugs!

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