Donald Lee Nolting

July 28, 1928March 13, 2014
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Donald Lee Nolting, 85, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Sarasota, FL.

He was born on July 28, 1928 in Springfield, the son of the late Brian H. and Betty J. (Goin) Nolting. He married Nadine Adkins in Springfield on January 28, 1960 and she survives.

Mr. Nolting graduated from Lanphier High School in Springfield. Don went on to work at Sangamo Electric for 30 years and then retired from Ameren where he worked as a meter reader. He served as a Captain on the Village of Grandview Police Department and also served on the Springfield City Auxiliary Police for many years. He was a member of the Postal Club and bowled with the Sangamo Bowling League. Don had a passion for fishing and looked forward to trips to Canada and Missouri to fish with his nephews and brother-in-law. An avid card player, he especially enjoyed pinochle and played regularly for over 70 years with friends and family.

Besides his wife Nadine, he is survived by 2 daughters, Diana Law of Las Vegas, NV and Stephanie (husband Holmes) Giraldo of New London, CT; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; a sister Gretchen (husband Les) Plotner of Lincoln, IL; and 3 nephews, Greg (wife Laura) Plotner of Tampa, FL, Kent (wife Ellen) Plotner of Swansea, IL, and Eric (wife Shauna) Plotner of Morton, IL.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 10 am until time of the funeral service at 11 am at Elm Street Christian Church 3020 E. Elm St. Springfield IL with Rev. Seth Schnautz officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 pm Thursday at the Mason City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Elm Street Christian Church in Springfield or to the APL (Animal Protective League).

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home. 544-5424


  • Visitation Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 20, 2014

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carol gilmore-hartley

March 24, 2014

so sorry to hear that don has passed. my thoughts are with all of you.

Mary Pat & Jack Kuebel....Ellen Plotner's sister

March 23, 2014

Aunt Nadine... We are so sorry about your loss. Uncle Don was such a sweet man and so enjoyable to talk to. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Neil Webster

March 20, 2014

God be with the Plotner family and all friends & family of the Noltings. I have many fond memories of Don from past canadian fishing trips and gatherings. He was a great person & will be missed. Sincerely, Neil Webster & family.

March 20, 2014

Aunt Nadine, Gretchen and Les, We will truly miss Uncle Don, He was so special to us and we loved him very much. We have lots of memories of family times and fishing. He will surely be missed. We love you, Kent ,Ellen ,Erin, Danny and Mike.

Jere Scott

March 19, 2014

So sorry to hear of the passing of Don. My name is Jere Scott, my family lived two doors from Don and his family on N.8th st. I have many good memories of Don and his Cushman Motor Scooter. We use to ride all over town in it. Again my condolences in the loss of your Husband.

Mike and Charlene Goin

March 19, 2014

Nadine, so sorry to hear about the passing of Donald. He could always bring a smile to your face. Our sympathy is with you and to all your family, whether family or friend..

Dick & Lisa Wood

March 19, 2014

Nadine and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Don was such a very nice man and we both have fond memories of the two of you when we would see each other when Don and Dick worked together at CILCO (Ameren). You made such a very sweet & happy couple. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. You have our deepest sympathy.