Born 7-4-1935 -- Died 11-27-2007
Donald Joseph Garske Sr., 72, of Lena, Ill., formerly of West ?Plains, Mo., was born July 4, 1935, in Farmington, Wis., and died Nov. 27, 2007, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
Donald was married to Barbara Williams Dec. 4, 1954, and they had three children to-gether. He then married Patricia Campell on Sept. 3, 2003, and they resided in Lena, Ill.
He spent 21 years in the service and then retired from the U.S. Air Force. After his service career, he worked for ?Marathon Electric in West Plains. In 1987, he moved to Lena, Ill., where he retired as a machinist from Kelly-Spring-field in Freeport, Ill.
He is survived by: his wife, Pat of Lena, Ill.; his first wife, Barbara Rickert of Alton Mo.; two sons, Donald J. Garske Jr. and wife Linda and Michael T. Garske and wife Karan; one daughter, Carol Mullen and husband Zerel; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, John Henry and Angeline Mary (Jourdeans) Garske.
A memorial service was held Nov. 30 at the Clary Chapel in Alton with Bro. Bill Bales officiating. Arrange-ments were by Clary Funeral Home of Alton.