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.
Online condolences may be left at dennisonfuneralhome.com.