Donald “Don” E. Colyer 1933-2018


A Family-Led Memorial Service Celebrating Don’s Life

Friday Afternoon, December 21, 2018

Beginning at 1:00pm

First Christian Church

3350 North MacArthur Road

Decatur, Illinois  62526

Pastor Tim Revis, Officiating


Donald “Don” Edward Colyer, 84, of Decatur, died Thursday, November 22, 2018 at his residence.

A family-led memorial service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at First Christian Church (3350 N. MacArthur Rd, Decatur, IL) at 1:00 pm. Pastor Tim Revis will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the Family, Alzheimer’s-Dementia Research, or Special Olympics. Tanzyus Logan is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Don was born in December of 1933, the son of John Nathan Colyer and Mary Geraldine Wellmuth in Aurora, IL. Don’s education was completed in Aurora and Naperville, IL. He served our country in the Marines. Don was employed at Janes Cleaners and Waite’s Cleaners for 37 years. Don married Kathy Ralston in February of 1981.

He was noted for being fun and funny as well as very caring and loving. Don was glad he was around to see the Cubs win the World Series. He always loved visiting and vacationing with family and spending holidays with family. His favorite activities were Cubs baseball, vacations with best friends Earl & Greta White and playing Bingo. He loved Elvis and country music. I know Don is happy now in Heaven along side his best friend in the world, Earl White, and watching to see what trouble Greta and Kathy can get into.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Kathy Smallwood; mother-in-law, Lou Drewes; and nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded by his parents; two sons, one daughter, one grandson; one brother, one brother-in-law, father-in-law and mother-in-law.

Please sign the family guestbook.


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