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Donald E. Givans

5/26/1934 - 1/17/2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Donald Eugene “Don” Givans, 83, of East Peoria, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria.

Born May 26, 1934 in Leitchfield, KY to Carl and Lena M. (Pearl) Givans, he married Wanda Willard in 1958 in Peoria. She survives. 

Also surviving are one son, Rick (Roberta “Bobbi”) Givans of East Peoria; one daughter, Bonnie Lamb of Pekin; five grandchildren, Whitney Givans, Lacee Givans, Scott Lamb, Kellie Short, and Linda Folsom; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Junior Givans; one sister, Mildred Quigley and his son-in-law, Jim Lamb.

Don was a veteran of the United States Army.

He had worked as a stonecutter for Peoria Concrete & Stone Co. in Peoria for 43 years, retiring in 1995.

Don enjoyed outdoor activities, including 4-wheeling, camping, boating and always having a German Shepherd. He also enjoyed traveling to Knoxville, IA to watch the National Sprint Car Races.

His memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Pastor John Plunkett will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614.

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