Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


Donald "Donny" Ray Vore

January 27, 1939October 1, 2019

EAST PEORIA- Donald R. “Donny” Vore,80, of East Peoria passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born January 27, 1939 in Hominy, OK to Glenn and Mary (Waddle) Vore. He married Sylvia Schmidtgall March 13, 1976 in Peoria, IL. He will be loved and missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, and one brother. He is a US Army Veteran. Donny retired from Caterpillar after 27 years, where he was a UAW Union Representative. He was a Chairman of the Bargaining committee for the UAW. Donny played the Pedal Steel Guitar since he was 9 years old and was known locally for his expertise. He was awarded the first honorary award for the Donny Vore Pedal Steel Guitar Award. Per his wishes, cremation has been accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude. Online condolences may be made at remmertfuneralhome.com


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Jerry Brown

October 4, 2019

From the Brown family to the Vore family our most sincere condolences.
Don was a great guy and he was also a great representative for the UAW. He was honest and straight forward when dealing with the Union and Company, he earned the Respect of both sides.
Rest in peace my friend and brother...

Jimmy Willis

October 2, 2019

RIP my dear friend. I’ll never forget the great times we had playing music. You taught me a lot about music and life.

You were special to me,


Jimmy Willis