Donald Bacon

Born: Sat., Nov. 28, 1936
Died: Sat., Jul. 8, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 10, 2017
Location: New Boston United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Jul. 11, 2017
Location: New Boston United Methodist Church

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Don Bacon, 80, of New Boston, Illinois died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo.  

Visitation is Monday, July 10th from 5 – 7 p.m. at New Boston United Methodist Church.  Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11th at the church.  Burial will be in New Boston Cemetery.  Memorials may be left for New Boston Fire and Ambulance or New Boston United Methodist Church.  Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.

Donald E. Bacon was born November 28, 1936 in Hopkinton, Iowa a son of Loren and Viola Baldwin Bacon.   He graduated from New Boston High School in 1954.  On January 1, 1956, he married Geraldine Willits in New Boston.  Don retired from Millard Maintenance in 1991.  He was active in the New Boston community… serving on the City Council for 11 years, was a member of the fire dept. for 50 years and served as the ambulance service treasurer.  He enjoyed stock car races, watching the Chicago Cubs, attending his grandsons ball games and spending time with family.  In his early years, he enjoyed helping on the farm.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Geri Bacon, New Boston, IL; daughters:  Valerie (Lee) Henry, Keithsburg, IL, Brenda Bacon, New Boston, IL and Anita (Denis) Russell, Joy, IL; grandsons:  Chad (Nicole) Henry, Moline, IL and Brian (Jill) Henry, Viola, IL; great grandson:  Chase Henry and siblings:  Dave (Deanna) Bacon, Colona, IL, Marcia (Randy) Cognasi, Prattville, AL and Mark (Julie) Bacon, Muscatine, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters:  Janet Welch and Judy Bieri.

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Annabelle, Kammie & Angie Talbott
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
Dear Geri, Brenda, Val & family,

We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a wonderful man and such a help to our family many times as an integral member of the fire & ambulance team. He will be remembered as a dear friend and a man of integrity. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Heaven has a new angel. May he Rest In Peace and know that he made a difference and finished well. Hugs.

Annabelle, Kammie & Angie Talbott
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
Again, we send our sincere sympathies to you all and forgive me, I could not remember sweet Anita's name. God bless you all.

Debbie Magedanz
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
I am so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Neighbors for many years. My deepest sympathy to the family. Keep the memories in your heart and he will be with you always.

Laura & Jake Long
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
Geri and Girls
So sorry about Don's passing. He was a great guy. In all those years working with him on the Fire and Ambulance he taught me alot.All the mornings for coffee at BayC with the gang. He will be missed .Cherish the memories and may he rest in peace.Hugs to you all !

Bill and Jean Harfst
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories ease your sorrow.

Jerry and Patty Cameron
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
Geri and family.. Our deepest sympathies to you all on Don's passing. May your memories of Don bring you comfort and peace. He was a respected member of the New Boston community and a great friend. May he rest in peace. God's blessings to you all

Evan, Melissa & Andrew Seefeld
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Brasmer
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
Geri so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you and the family.

Marshall & Terry Ayers
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Joyce (Smith) Melvin
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear that Don passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm not able to attend his service because I have no way to get there.

Ron Aldrich
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
We God will give his family strength and guidance in this time of loss. Don is my cousin who is 9 years older than. He and his brother always had very cool cars. I wish we had lived closer to each other. I believe our families would have had great cookouts together, just as I remember some of the great 4th of July cookouts our parents had when we were kids.

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