12/14/1952 - 4/23/2017

NORTH PEKIN ~ Donald W. Simpson, 64, of North Pekin, passed away at 5:26 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born December 14, 1952 in Pekin to Eugene W. and Arlene (Gingery) Simpson, he married Patty L. Conover on May 17, 1974 in Indiana.  She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey A. (Kande) Simpson of Marquette Heights; one granddaughter, Grace Simpson of Marquette Heights; and one sister, Patty (Gregory) Sims of Manito.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Eugene W. Simpson.

Donald was of the Lutheran faith.

He had worked as a wire drawer at Keystone Steel & Wire Co. for over 40 years, retiring in 2015.

Donald loved to cook, fish and was an avid deer hunter.  He also enjoyed being in his garden.

His memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Dr. Ross Nunes will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.