Donald G. Oliver
February 27, 1939 – May 9, 2018
Donald G. Oliver, 79, of Loves Park, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Don was born February 27, 1939 in Columbivill, MI, the son of Donald E. and Cora (Pence) Oliver. He served in the United States Air Force, where he was stationed in Guam. Don married the love of his life, Rebecca Cochran on May 1, 1976 in Rockford. He was a machine operator for many years at Rockford Clutch. Don’s biggest hobby was flying his Piper plane as a private pilot and for anyone that would ride with him. He also enjoyed bowling and golfing in his younger years.
Don is loved and missed by his loving wife, Rebecca; siblings, Van E. (Diane) Oliver, and Debbie (Tom) Walker; special nephews and niece, Dustin Arreguin, Luis, Holli and Rebecca Diaz, Scott Oliver, Shannon Wagner, as well as numerous other special nieces and nephews; special great-nephew, Jason Diaz; sister-in-law, Sue Diaz; brother-in-law, David Cochran. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Jason Paul Oliver, and Flying partner, Tom Furnish
A special thank you to OSF Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of Donald.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m., until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To share a condolence, please visit www.Sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
- Donald E. Oliver, Father
- Cora Oliver, Mother
- Rebecca J Oliver, Wife
- Jason Paul Oliver, Son
- Van (Diane) Oliver, Brother
- Debbie (Tom) Walker, Sister
- Sue Diaz, Sister-in-law
- David Cochran, Brother-in-law
- Numerous other special nieces and nephews; special great-nephew, Jason Diaz; sister-in-law, Sue Diaz; brother-in-law, David Cochran. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Jason Paul Oliver, and Flying partner, Tom Furnish
- Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
- Memorial Service Monday, May 14, 2018
Donald G. Oliver
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May 12, 2018
Don was always very kind to everyone. He would come down on Sunday mornings at church to see how I was doing , share a hug and spend a few minutes talking. I always appreciated his kindness to me and my family. Becky we are always here for you. May God bless and comfort you and your family. Love you.
May 11, 2018
I was aways welcome to holiday dinners and treated just like family. I'm so sorry for your loss, I will be praying that you will remember all the good times you have had with Don. Love to all of Don's family.