Donald J. McWilliams – Don

Donald J. McWilliams – Don

Donald J. McWilliams, 90 of Springfield, IL, formerly Chatham, returned to his heavenly father on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. He was born August28, 1932 to parents Frances Newell McWilliams and Charles McWilliams. His father died when he was a year old. He and his mother lived with his Irish grandparents and loving aunts and uncles on Vine street.

He is survived by one son Mark D. McWilliams (Laurie McWilliams) and daughter Mary Beth Chiodini (Chris Chiodini), 4 grandchildren Meghan McWilliams, Paige McWilliams, Kyle Lang, Derek Lang, many Newell cousins and second son David Sharpe.

He was a graduate of Springfield High School and St Louis College of Pharmacy. He was a pharmacist in the Springfield area until his retirement. Don had many interests and was an artist at heart. He enjoyed working in pottery, sketching and whittling. He collected coins and was an avid gardener. He particularly enjoyed his time on his farm hunting, planting trees and spending time in nature.

Memorial Gathering: 11 am – 12 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Memorial Service: 12:00 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with his son, Mark McWilliams conducting.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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