OBITUARY

Donald "Paw Paw" Iler

May 29, 1945February 19, 2021
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Donald Edward Iler, of St. Ann, MO passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021. Donald was born in Bremerton, Washington on May 29, 1945 and was raised in Saint Louis. After honorably serving in the United States Army as a small engine mechanic in Germany, he settled down and raised his family in Saint Ann, MO. There had a prosperous career in the food processing industry where his ever practical mindset led him to food process management for large industries the likes of Givaudan and Nabisco. From the vocation of his career dealing with food, his family fondly remembers his ability to make great soups and his own versions of popular recipes which everyone loved. Don was also an avid sports fan. He was well known at Saint Ann Golf club links where he enjoyed joking over stroke count either with his daughter Julie and with the regular local players. During baseball season he could always be found near the crackling of an AM radio listening to the sportscast of his beloved Cardinals. But he is probably most recognized rink side at any of the Saint Louis Youth Rockets' venues where his daughter Julie played, coached and where his grandson Alex eventually played. Don rarely missed a game, or even a practice. In all the places Don is known, he will be always be remembered for his quick witted humor. Sizing up the situation in a few amusingly concise words was his unique gift to all that enjoyed is company. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Teresa Iler; his wife Cecelia “Sue” (nee Kelley) Iler; a son, Steven Edward Iler and a daughter Cheryl Jourdain. Don is survived by daughter, Julie Iler (Alphonse Evans); grandchildren, Jasmin Billings (Erick) and Alexander Evans; our dear brother, uncle and friend who will be missed. Friends may visit on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home. Funeral on Wednesday, March 3rd at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials are appreciated to Stray Rescue of St. Louis or The 47 Fund 18377 Edison Avenue Chesterfield, MO 63005 or online at 47Fund.com Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.alexanderstlouis.com

Services

2 March

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alexander - White - Mullen Funeral Home

11101 Saint Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, MO 63074

3 March

Funeral Service

1:00 pm

Alexander - White - Mullen Funeral Home

11101 Saint Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, MO 63074

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Donald "Paw Paw" Iler

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Dana Williamson (Iler)

February 27, 2021

Some of my favorite childhood memories include my brother Don. I was a foster child in the Iler family and even though Don was my brother, I always called him Uncle Don and he always call me Dana Banana. He made everyone laugh often and our mom and daddy always enjoyed when Don, Sue, Steven and Julie would visit. Quite a while back, I remember we all enjoyed Christmases and some other holidays together and they were wonderful. Billie,(his sister) and her family, Jon(his brother), our Mom and Dad, Don and his family and I made them full and very busy celebrations. I want to say that without the entire Iler family, I would have been a very lost little girl. I love you Don. Rest In Peace may we see each other again one day. ❤️

Calvin Sr Davis

February 23, 2021

To Julie and the entire Iler family,
I was sadden to hear of Don’s passing.
As spring season approaches I will miss our conversations about grass, weeds and of course, Moles.
Don was truly a great inspiring neighbor, never a dull conversation!!
It was always a pleasure to see Don cycling around the neighborhood constantly on the go!! Don will be missed dearly. Calvin Davis Sr.

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