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Donald M. Heslop Sr.

January 3, 1947 February 23, 2014
Donald M. Heslop Sr.
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Obituary for Donald M. Heslop Sr.

Lake Summerset - Donald M. Heslop, Sr., 67, of Lake Summerset, died Sunday, February 23, 2014, in Rockford Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Born January 3, 1947, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Merlin W. and Alice A. (DeWall) Heslop. Graduated from Auburn High School in 1965. Don owned and operated Heslop's Repair Shop in Rockford. Throughout his career, he built homes with his father, grandfather, Clarence, and brother, Dewey. In 1985 Don worked at Barber Coleman, retiring in 2004. After retiring, he enjoyed woodworking and creating and selling blueprint plans on the internet. Along with the woodworking, Don enjoyed motorcycles, corvettes, playing pool and fishing.

Don is lovingly survived by his children, Donny (Lisa Anker) Heslop of Machesney Park, Brian (Julie) Heslop of Rockford, Erik (Ramona) Heslop of Loves Park, and Julie Heslop of Roscoe; nine grandchildren; brothers, Dewey (Lois) Heslop, David (Shirley) Heslop and Gary (Diane) Heslop; sisters, Cindy (Bob) Hunter and Karen (Larry) Anderson; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Tina Gulledge. He was predeceased by his parents; love of his life, Patricia Peterson on July 25, 2009; guardian grandson, David Riffe, Jr; and nephew, Douglas Heslop.

Funeral Information

Service is at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time; the Rev. John Wesley Lee, pastor of Faith United Methodist Church, Freeport, will officiate. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica.


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