Barry Donald

January 21, 1948June 5, 2019

West Peoria - Barry Donald, 71, of West Peoria, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria surrounded by his loving family.

Barry was born January 21, 1948 in Peoria to Louis and Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Donald. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Sophia Donald and three brothers, Ricky, Danny, and Raleigh Donald.

He married Elaine Donald and is survived by four daughters, Lisa (Bryan) Preston, Stephanie (Craig) Brown, Amanda (Brad) Gaylord all of Morton, Monica (Anthony) Zannacker of Chillicothe, and one son, Barry (Jessica) Donald of Davenport, IA. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; 4 siblings, Sue (Sonny) Vogel of Peoria, Kathy (Danny) Dibler of Morton, Larry (Nicole) Donald of West Peoria, and Nicky (Justine) Donald of Sunnyland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barry served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a Meat cutter in the Peoria area until retiring after 35 years in 2005. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Jude Chapter and the Fraternal order of Eagles, Aerie #265.

Cremation will be accorded. A celebration of Barry's life will be on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm with Military Honors at 6:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 7403 N. Radnor Rd. in Peoria. A private Mass will be held at a later date. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sophia's Kitchen. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Louis Donald, Father
  • Mary Elizabeth Davis Donald, Mother
  • Elaine Donald, Significant Other
  • Lisa (Bryan) Preston, Daughter
  • Stephanie (Craig) Brown, Daughter
  • Amanda (Brad) Gaylord, Daughter
  • Monica (Anthony) Zannacker, Daughter
  • Barry (Jessica) Donald, Son
  • Fourteen Grandchildren
  • Sue (Sonny) Vogel, Sister
  • Kathy (Danny) Dibler, Sister
  • Larry (Nicole) Donald, Brother
  • Nicky (Justine) Donald, Brother
  • Numerous Nieces and Nephews
  • He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary Donald; grandaughter Sophia Donald; and three brothers, Ricky, Danny and Raleigh Donald.

  • Sophia's Kitchen


  • Celebration of Life Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Military Honors Monday, June 10, 2019


Barry Donald

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Mary Ann Preston

June 8, 2019

i would like to express my sincere sympathy to Barry's family and friends. Barry became part of my life when Lisa married my son Bryan. Meeting him through their wedding, I immediately liked him and saw what a loving and caring father he was. He also was fun loving when he used to come to my home in Northern Oaks in Groveland and would take my pontoon boat out on the lake to fish with his brothers. He was always so fun and made me laugh. I am sure you all will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God be with you all.
Mary Ann Preston

Ella Davis Lindee

June 7, 2019

So Sorry for your Family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with the Family.

Marilyn Cordio

June 7, 2019

So sorry about the passing of Barry .I worked with him at Kroger.he was such a nice man.our love and prayers are with you,his family,and our deepest sympathy to you 🙏💞

Brenda and Bernie Lee

June 7, 2019

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Barry. Our love and sympathy goes out to Chick and the rest of the Donald Family . The Lord has taken him Home and his pain is gone.
May God Bless the Donald family and may Barry’s Soul forever Rest In Peace.